The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems

Keeping Soils Healthy Through the Winter

November 23, 2021 Mary Lucero, Host Season 1 Episode 3
The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems
Keeping Soils Healthy Through the Winter
Show Notes Chapter Markers

ABOUT EPISODE 3 - Keeping Soil Healthy Through The Winter
Soil microorganisms are not only good for a healthy environment, they also help farmers and gardeners grow better crops with fewer inputs.  In this episode, your host (Mary Lucero) offers simple tips you can use to keep soil microbes alive and well through the winter. 

The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems podcast is produced by End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC ( and is typically hosted by Dr. Mary Lucero.

This podcast strives to raise awareness of actions each of us can take to increase food security by building healthy food systems within our area of influence.  You can support the podcast when you buy any of our online courses or make purchases from any of the affiliates in our online marketplace.

End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC is a small business that provides information, products,  and services to: 

  • build healthy soils.
  • support healthy microbiomes (from the soil to the gut)
  • complement good nutrition.
  • learn about the cornerstones of healthy food systems.

The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems Podcast Introduction by David Lucero.
Theme music by Zakhar Valaha 

Closing by David Lucero
Background music by ZakharValaha

This podcast is created and produced by End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC.
Beginning in Season 2, Episode 6, audio edits are contributed by Mattie Sims.

The podcast is supported when you purchase our products and services, or when you purchase products from our affiliates. Affiliate links may be found in the show notes and on our virtual marketplace.

Visit our market to find:

  • virtual course offerings
  • great books on any topic
  • nutritional supplements and more to keep you healthy
  • home based business opportunities.

Are You Tending Your Soil Microbes as Winter Approaches?
Keep Your Soil Moist Throughout the Winter
Feed Microbes With Living Roots or Crop Residues and Mulches
Winter is Rarely the Best Time to Analyze Soil Biology
Living Soil Helps You Grow More Food With Fewer Inputs
Keeping Soil Microbes Healthy is Good For the Environment
Living Soil Supports all Four Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems
Winter Irrigation
Winter Soil Stewardship Requires Only a Little Effort