UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!

Fungal bioreactors

Soils are 3-dimensional spaces consisting of organic and inorganic matter. Geochemical processes within care driven by physical processes and a multitude of organism of different trophic levels, they recycle nutrients and make them plant available. Their choreography is fragile and heavily dependent on key species and diversity – this is disturbed by modern industrial agricultural practices. To restore soil function (nutrient recycling) to increase crop yield and resilience to environmental extremes it’s not only mandatory to reintroduce a biodiverse microbiome but also to change agricultural practices to maintain it.

In the following pages we will introduce a low-tech method to produce a soil inoculant for reintroducing a healthy soil-microbiome to degraded soils. This fungal-dominated composting technology by Johnson and Su et al. is part of the Biologically Enhanced Agricultural Management (BEAM) practices. The idea is to empower communities, farmers, and gardeners to kickstart their soil improving efforts. In the following description we will refer to the original design with a few tweaks from us.

How it works

Preparations and material sourcing
You can source all materials in local hardware stores or agriculture shops. The wire re-mesh is sometimes hard to find, try metal trad- ers or constructions sites – it is usually used for reinforced concrete.

Assembly and building
When setting up to a final position look for a place with minimal sun exposure to reduce water consumption. We choose a build height of 1,80m and choose a slope for easy filling. If you don’t have a slope keep in mind that you need to fill with a ladder. It’s recommendable to reduce the overall height and volume for more safety – we recommend 1,40m as a good height.

Preparations and material sourcing
You can source all materials in local hardware stores or agriculture shops. The wire re-mesh is sometimes hard to find, try metal trad- ers or constructions sites – it is usually used for reinforced concrete.

Preparations and material sourcing
You can source all materials in local hardware stores or agriculture shops. The wire re-mesh is sometimes hard to find, try metal trad- ers or constructions sites – it is usually used for reinforced concrete.

Preparations and material sourcing
You can source all materials in local hardware stores or agriculture shops. The wire re-mesh is sometimes hard to find, try metal trad- ers or constructions sites – it is usually used for reinforced concrete.

Preparations and material sourcing
You can source all materials in local hardware stores or agriculture shops. The wire re-mesh is sometimes hard to find, try metal trad- ers or constructions sites – it is usually used for reinforced concrete.

Fungal bioreactors

Soils are 3-dimensional spaces consisting of organic and inorganic matter. Geochemical processes within care driven by physical processes and a multitude of organism of different trophic levels, they recycle nutrients and make them plant available. Their choreography is fragile and heavily dependent on key species and diversity – this is disturbed by modern industrial agricultural practices. To restore soil function (nutrient recycling) to increase crop yield and resilience to environmental extremes it’s not only mandatory to reintroduce a biodiverse microbiome but also to change agricultural practices to maintain it. In the following pages we will introduce a low-tech method to produce a soil inoculant for reintroducing a healthy soil-microbiome to degraded soils. This fungal-dominated composting technology by Johnson and Su et al. is part of the Biologically Enhanced Agricultural Management (BEAM) practices. The idea is to empower communities, farmers, and gardeners to kickstart their soil improving efforts. We will refer in this short guide to the original design with a few tweaks from us.