The first activity on the site

Our site for sustainability has two areas. One is a forest and the other is a stony wasteland. I did a soil jar test of the wasteland. This test is easy to practice and know the character of the soil. You can use the manual and calculator below;

Soil jar test simple manual by Oregon state university

Soil texture calculator by USDA

The soil itself is loam. It is good for agriculture. However, I realized that there are not organic matters in the soil.

The topsoil has been removed. Therefore, I decided the first activity is soil preparation. We cut some weeds on the land and using them to make mini hugelkultur beds. Hugelkultur is a horticultural technique implemented in Germany and other eastern Europe. Making beds with compostable materials such as woods or weeds on the soil. Some permaculturists also use this method. To make the beds, first, we put cardboard on the soil and add weeds on them. After that, we poured EM (effective microorganisms) and purple bacteria to accelerate decomposition.

Regarding purple bacteria, it has a lot of positive effects on agriculture. I will explain it in another article.

EM (Effective Microorganism) with rice husk.
A bottle of purple bacteria

I plan to continue this work this season.

9 thoughts on “The first activity on the site”

      1. Hi Shinichi-san,
        Thank you too on your kind words!
        I know that your project will be very successfull, and one day we will use your location as example for future generations!
        Best regards,

  1. Hi Shin-san

    I hope that you are going to get more good results in agriculture plan,,,and its first step for who want invest in sustainable agriculture,,1. SOIL TEST, it represent and guarantee in the future more than 45 %,,income/yields ….
    I believe that this plan (Site of sustainability) you can improve soil quality and profitability, This first activity means establishment of soil testing project, as I can see the topsoil,and the best practices applied on this site plant,,will growing well, because doing soil test is health management ,so you are in good path ,from now be able to scheme of regional mission for sustainable agricultural issues.
    Food From Sustainability Practices for High Profitability

    Do not Stop,,,time management

    best regards

  2. Good job. Best wishes from my side. Hope to see the exemplary model of conservation agriculture and permaculture with your own unique touch.

  3. Great initiative towards sustainable agriculture , can’t wait for end result of this project that you are undertaking .

    Best regards!

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