413: Ben Klempner on Fermented Soil Amendments.
Mixing up a health drink for soil organisms.
Ben lives in the Holy City of Tiberias with his wife and children where he owns and operates Galil Soil Farm. Believing that good soil grows good food, Ben is passionate about growing the best soil and helping others to do the same. When not at the farm he can be found spending time with his children in the woods, paddling a kayak on the Sea of Galilee, or immersed in Bible Studies.
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In This Podcast:
When Ben Klempner and his family moved from Jerusalem to the holy city of Tiberias, he researched how to make the soil healthy in order to grow his vegetables. Finding information that was beneficial wasn’t the only hurdle—he was so far away from the products he needed. He kept researching online and seemed to end up with the suggestion of Korean Natural Farming at the end of his searches. He took this as a sign. As Ben began creating products that utilized the fermenting process he realized that perhaps creating these nutritious, sustainable soil amendments for others was what he should be doing instead of growing his own vegetables. Thus, the Galil Soil Farm was born.
Listen in and learn about:
- How to make fish amino acids at home
- The Korean Natural Farming method
- What motivated Ben to create his company
“Don’t feed the plants, feed the soil.”
- How YOU can win one of the products of GalilSoil
As well as:
His advice: On his YouTube channel John Kohler signs off all his shows with “Keep on growing.” That’s what I want to leave you with. We’ll have lots of failures in our gardens. We’ll have successes too. Keep on growing!
Ben’s Book and YouTube recommendations:
John Kohler, YouTube
How to reach Ben:
Email: GalilSoil.co.il (fill out the contact form)
Offer from Galil Soil: Go to his website and subscribe to his monthly newsletter. At the bottom of the site select CONTACT US, say you listened to this podcast, what product you’re interested in, what you’re growing, and what you want to get out of the product. First four responses will get a product as one of our podcast listeners. In addition, any church, synagogue, mosque garden club, or community garden will get a 15% discount on all products.
To learn more about more about Growing Your Own Food
And to see the I’m an Urban Farmer line
Note: You can also find these books mentioned above at one of our favorite local independent bookstores and have the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a small business.