Cultivated Eco Systems is a Women-led bio/agri-tech company founded in rural Nova Scotia. Our focus remains to simplify sustainable options for growing food & plants. We believe growing should be easy & affordable; we’re focused on empowering homegrowers, market growers and large scale growers to shift into sustainable practices.
The foundation of our business is aerobic soil biology. If the soil biology (soil ecosystem) is alive, diverse and oxygenated, plants are able to access most of the nutrition they need from the soil; regardless of pH and additives. Each type of plant (woody, leafy, fruit bearing, etc.) requires a different ratio of biology (fungi:bacteria:nematodes, etc) and we are now able to identify soil needs thorough microscopic investigation and customize the living soil recipe to support the desired crop.
Originally we were planning to create customized applications of living soil for customers but quickly identified the many barriers to entry for our target market. The cost of making compost is very high; equipment, labour, infrastructure, licenses, etc. all add up quickly plus the fact that all equipment on the market needs to be modified to create living soil. This was the “if it doesn’t exist, build it” moment which guided our company into a shift last Spring. Instead of creating customized soil and adding to shipping concerns which may cause our product to die, we would build the specialized equipment to empower growers to make their own living soil on site with low labour and low cost.
This equipment can be paired with a microscopic advisory service to present growers with customized recipes to support their crop without the onsite trial and error or wasted funds on ineffective products. The best part is, any soil and any crop can be supported with living soil which increases not only the export potential but the soil support so much of our earth needs.
Currently, we are developing two pieces of equipment with Dal Engineering and through the BUILD program at Emera ideaHUB in Halifax, NS. One machine will be ready for prototype testing early Spring. If you are interested in becoming a 3rd party tester and live within Nova Scotia, contact us below ASAP to make the list!
Two rural Moms on a soil saving mission
s Plants, like us, require nutrients to thrive. When there is access to the nutrients needed, plants are hardier, deter pests and have higher harvest nutritional value. Unfortunately, these nutrients are sometimes locked within soil particles and plants can't absorb them.
Microbes, like beneficial fungi and bacteria, release these nutrients into a form that plants can readily uptake. When there is a healthy EcoSystem below the soil, fewer additives are required - saving you time and money!
Through harvesting and current gardening methods, these microscopic communities can become stressed missing important parts of their food-chain. This is why incorporating Our Eco System into your gardening program can re-boot your garden and increase your food value!
This company was founded because environmentally friendly products either didn't work, cost too much or were too labor intensive. We develop our products with the client in mind; saving time and money plus, growing while improving the earth.
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