Our Vision

Inform - Engage - Transform

inSoil Health Guiding Principles

  • Soil health is influenced by biology, chemistry, and physiology but it is only when biology is prioritized, and the right set of diverse indigenous microorganisms established, that soil health can be efficiently sustained to drive superior plant performance.
  • Soil fertility is fundamental to humanity but good data on biological soil health is lacking; the opportunity to narrow this knowledge gap is easily within reach.
  • Living soil can transform the quality of our food and medicinal herb supply enhancing overall health, vitality, chronic disease management and prevention. Regenerative growers play a vital role in advancing health through the production of nutrient-dense clean food.

 

InSoil Health uses systems design to optimize the benefits of growing with indigenous living soil. Our use of data, in the form of soil biological testing, is central to what we do. The analytical framework for our testing was developed by leading soil ecologist, Dr Elaine Ingham. The model utilizes population statistics to quantify the major Soil Food Web groups and to promote alignment of these groups with the desired plants. Our goal is to provide growers with the information they need to escape the extremely costly cycle of inadvertent extermination, then rebuilding, of beneficial soil biology in the proper ratios.  Our soil reports visually inform, guide decision-making, and accelerate success. 

Our commitment is first and foremost to growers. Our diverse partners span the gamut from large farmers to home gardeners. Regardless of production scale or agricultural niches, there are common milestones that we strive to achieve: favorable cost/benefit, indigenous biological diversity, superior crop performance, and high-quality clean production. 

We hope you spend some time exploring our offerings. When you're ready to start leveraging the natural capacity of your soil, we'll be here for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Good soil biology suppresses plant disease and problem weeds through competition, inhibition and consumption. Lowers pesticide and herbicide use/cost.
  2. Good soil biology retains soil nutrients and minimizes erosion: stops run-off, controls leaching, sequesters carbon. Lowers fertilizer cost, reduces contamination of our waterways, and offsets the impact of climate change by storing carbon in soils.
  3. Good soil biology ensures continuous biological response to plant triggers: microorganisms shuttle nutrients to plants exactly when needed 24x7. Takes the guess work out of nutrient balancing, timing photosynthesis, and timing plant growth stages. Promotes a truely regenerative system, saves time and money, naturally directs biological accuracy and timeliness.
  4. Good biology builds soil structure: increases water holding capacity, reduces water use by 50%-70%, improves root depth. Increased plant resilience. 
  5. Good soil biology enhances production quality. Food and medicinal supplements grown naturally with biology do not contain chemical residues which commonly occurs even in organic systems.  Grown with biology also means better flavor, longer storage, and higher quality
  1. The key to success in any human endeavor is measurement. 
  2. Deciding what to measure is the single most important decision a grower will make. You'll get what you measure. So, if your measurement lens is out of focus, or if it's triggering the wrong actions, suboptimal performance is guaranteed. Routine Ag metrics are satisfactory for maintaining the status quo; but not for taking your operation to the next level. 
  3. Growers can use biological performance measurement to advance their team of soil microbes more effectively and more consistently.  This proactive recruitment of soil functional capacity can lead to tremendous efficiencies, plant outcomes, and competitive advantage.
  1. A clear view of the biological health of your soil. Population statistics on all four soil food web groups of microorganisms responsible for nutrient cycling: total bacterial and fungal biomass, total protozoa and beneficial nematode counts.
  2. Objective data on the fungal to bacterial biomass ratio.  This is vital information for aligning the four biologal groups in proper proportion to desired plants. 
  3. An early warning system for plant production problems.  This may include important signals such as excessive bacterial biomass and conditions for weed production, increasing anaerobic conditions, presence of root feeding nematodes, and increasing prevalence of disease-causing soil fungi.
  4. An objective assessment of the effectiveness of various soil improvement interventions. The only way to ensure your biology is moving in the right direction is to measure.  This performance measurement strategy allows growers to refine their efforts and get the biggest return on time and money investments.

About InSoil Health Founder 

Kimberley Kresevic has 20+ years leadership experience in healthcare, data analytics, quality management and performance improvement. She launched inSoil Health in 2018 to bridge soil health and human health quality initiatives. Through the use of reliable data and systems thinking, Kim proudly serves all growers in the practical advancement of regenerative soil ecology. Kim brings broad-based training and credentials to her work:

  • Certified Soil Foodweb Advisor; Dr Elaine Ingham & The School of Soil Ecology (certification in process)
  • Certified, Plant-based Nutrition; Cornell T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
  • Masters, Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing
  • Lean Six Sigma; Green Belt
  • Manager, 2 acre orchard and vegetable cultivation; EDNA Grove Gardens

At inSoil Health, we understand that growers must have a viable business case to make the regenerative movement work for them. Together, we'll sharpen our focus on soil biological performance making things better for farmers, improving nutritional and medicinal quality of plants, and providing a viable path towards lifestyle health for all. 

 

Healthy Soil. Healthy Food. Healthy People.

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