Living Soil for Farmers, Arborists and Master Gardeners.

What is Living Soil

In nature, healthy soil feeds plants. In the 20th Century, we understood this as a chemcial process, built on N-P-K and other elements. As human knowledge has increased, we have come to understand greater complexity: plants are fed through the interaction of thousands of species, crossing 7 types of life, that exist in all healthy soil. Originally described as the Soil Food Web by Elaine Ingham PhD, the Soil Microbe Biome has much in common with the gut biome and serves similar functions in growing healthy plants and healthy people and animals that eat food from plants grown in healty, biologically active soil.

Financial Investors

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Super Farming

SymSoil™ is a Northern California start-up, which finds, cultivates and restores indigenous soil microbes to benefit farmers.

Living Soil

SymSoil is a biologically active soil amendment. We find, cultivate and restore indigenous soil microbes to benefit farmers manufacturing compost to the specifications of Dr. Elaine Ingham, founder of Soil Foodweb, Inc.

Organic Produce

SymSoil creates the highest quality product for your customers and consumers. You can taste the difference of produce infused with life through microbial soil.

SymSoil is committed to soil health.  We focus on microbial diversity by recolonizing native soil biomes as part of regenerative agriculture.  

SymSoil is an evidence-based, soil health company with products and services to improve the profitability of all growers.  Our flagship product, SymSoilⓇ RC is a robust compost, with the complete soil microbe biome or soil food web. This biologically enhanced living soil amendment,  like humus, dramatically improves nutrient availability, soil porosity and water retention.

What Is SymSoilⓇ?

We cultivate regionally specific soil microbes, and have patented a process to mass produce robust compost. Until now, this product could only be manufactured by skilled craftsmen in an artisan style – who called their product soil food web compost, bio-active compost and/or high-end thermo compost.  Regardless of name, this type of soil has been found to increase the crop yield of organic farmers in over 100 peer-reviewed articles.

SymSoil’s science team has over 35 years of practitioner experience in soil health.  Our manufacturing and production processes pull insights from the work of Dr. Elaine Ingham and her students, Master Cho Han-Kyo and students of Korean Natural Farming, indigenous peoples’ traditions, the wine and beer industry, academic research in enzymes, plant extrudates and soil microbes and our own experience with biochar and permaculture.  Basically, we will look into anything that works in the real world, on a farm, outside of the laboratory.  

We hesitate to refer to our core product, SymSoilⓇ RC as compost because it doesn’t begin to describe what this material does.  We have struggled to come up with a better word for this biologically enhanced, specially cultivated, dense with organic acids and nutrients. We’ve considered a number of terms other than the word compost, and have concluded that nothing else that expresses everything this product is except SymSoil.

SYM comes from the symbiotic relationship of the plants and the microbes, and the farmer’s stewardship of the land.  

SymSoil Inc, is a California Beneficial Corp., contributing positively three ways:

  • Creating an alternative to chemical fertilizers and pesticides: By scaling the production of living soil, usage can become more widespread. 
  • Sequestering Carbon: Fungi in healthy, living soil can pull 4 to 9 tons of carbon dioxide out of the air, per acre, per year. Research by Rodale Institute and research by David Johnson suggests the number might be higher.
  • Better food: Healthy soil results in greater nutrient density and flavor.