Avatism: Building a future we can rely on!

Serviceson February 11th, 2014No Comments

Avatism is a cultural tendency to revert to ways of thinking as our ancestors did. Society can create a whole new framework for truly living in balance with the Earth and fungi play a pivotal part… Imagine a sustaining vision for our future, a world in which our descendants will be able to eat the fruits of our labor… This is the premise of permaculture, aquaculture and sustainable living tactics; including mycologically based projects, which are becoming more widespread every day through the avatism of culture.

In the redesigning of our culture, why have we left carbon sequestering out of the picture? Doesn’t anyone remember what we learned in science and biology? When the ecosystem is out of balance, all kinds of ecological calamities can occur, which is what we are currently experiencing on this planet. Now we are finding that fungi play a larger role in sequestering carbon than previously thought. A new study says that a certain type of fungi can help soil hold up to 70% more carbon—with potentially big impacts for the climate. The soil contains more carbon than all living plants and the atmosphere combined. Colin Averill, a grad student from U of Texas, as well as Boston U and the Smithsonian Tropical Researchers, ran computer models on over 200 soil profiles and found that Ecto and Ericoid mycorrihizal fungi (EEM) contain as much as 70% more carbon than soils dominated by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AM). Their analysis established that these special types of fungi colonize plant roots and actually “exert major control on the global carbon cycle”.(1) These Ecto mycorrhizal species (EEM) are not as common as the ladder species (AM), that’s where MycoDomes come in. More to come!

Study Shows That Some Fungi Help Soils Keep More Carbon Out of the Air | TIME.com


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