Grow Advice, VPD, Living Soils, and More, with Ellis Smith from SoHum Soils

Ellis Smith from SoHum Soils and American Cannabis Consulting is on the show to talk about grow tips, the regenerative soil movement, and his consulting work. Ellis talks about why he’s so passionate about living soils, and discusses some of his core values both personally as well as at his soil company, SoHum Soils. The conversation turns towards his consultation work, and Ellis shares some of the most common mistakes he sees in the grow industry. He first discusses some of the more generalized issues, like the “master growers” coming from out of their basement and into the industry. Then he gets into specific grow mistakes he sees, and makes an interesting point regarding transplant shock near the beginning of the flowering stage. Ellis also highlights the important of environment and climate, and he specifically address the popular topic of VPD.

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American Cannabis Company, Inc. Secures New Online Distribution Channels with Walmart, The Home Depot and Amazon for SoHum Living Soils® and Dr. Marijane Root Probiotic

DENVER, CO / NEW MEDIA NEWS / March 14, 2018/ American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (“ACC”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced that its SoHum Living Soils® potting mix and Dr. Marijane Root Probiotic manufactured by Earth Alive Clean Technologies (CSE: EAC) are available for purchase on the Walmart, The Home Depot and Amazon online store platforms.

Terry Buffalo, CEO of American Cannabis Company, commented: “ACC is excited to have the opportunity to offer our products online through these major retailers. We are especially excited to be selling our proprietary SoHum Living Soils® potting mix through these online channels, as we have spent years perfecting our blend, and fine tuning the messaging around the brand itself. This fully amended, pH-buffered potting mix will continue to disrupt the agricultural markets as a ‘Just Add Water’ super soil that acts to eliminate the human error element from cannabis and non-cannabis crop cultivation. We are also proud to be offering Dr. Marijane Root Probiotic on these online platforms. This root probiotic is packed with all the beneficial microbes you need to awaken the nutrients in your soil or soil-less (hydroponic) medium. ACC will continue to evaluate other online sales platform opportunities as they present themselves. We are committed to getting our products out in the market and into the hands of the cultivators who can truly benefit from these solutions that we provide.”

Michael Warren, CEO of Earth Alive, stated: “ACC has taken a leadership position in this new industry, and we are thrilled to be partners with them as we benefit from their vast experience and innovative approach. We as a company are pleased that ACC has been very proactive in getting our innovative and proven effective Dr. Marijane Root Probiotic to the retail marketplace in such a timely fashion.”

About American Cannabis Company, Inc.
American Cannabis Company, Inc. offers end-to-end solutions to existing and aspiring participants in the cannabis industry. We utilize our industry expertise to provide business planning and market assessment services, assist state licensing procurement, create business infrastructure and operational best practices. American Cannabis Company also developed and owns a portfolio of branded products including: The Satchel™, SoHum Living Soils™, The Cultivation Cube™ and the High-Density Cultivation System™. We also design and provide other industry specific custom product solutions. The building and development of our brands and product suite is based on our Geoponics Philosophy, “the art and science of agriculture in soil.”

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About Earth Alive Clean Technologies:
Earth Alive (CSE:EAC) aims to be a key player in world markets of environmentally sustainable industrial solutions. The company works with the latest innovations in microbial technology to formulate and patent innovative products that can tackle the most difficult industrial challenges, once only reserved to environmentally harmful chemicals and additives. The Company is focused on environmental sustainability in the agriculture industry and dust control for the mining industry.

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What is Biodynamic Gardening?


Biodynamic Gardening – What’s it about?

Biodynamic gardening, such as planting by the moon, is a natural progression from organic gardening, that was founded by Dr. Rudolf Steiner in 1924. This method has been most widely and successfully used in Australia.

Biodynamic farming is practiced in Australia on over two million acres. Alex Podolinsky undertook to fulfill Steiner’s wish that it become the agricultural method for farmers in the future by developing “Australian Professional” Biodynamic agriculture, which has been adopted by thousands of farmers in Europe with the same outstanding results as demonstrated in Australia.

So, what is Biodynamic gardening exactly?

According to Rudolf Steiner in 1924, Biodynamics is a method of agriculture, which tends to work actively with the health-giving forces of nature. It was introduced 20 years back and has now spread throughout the world.

The main focus of biodynamics is the vitality and health of the soil, which is widely depleted by modern agriculture and the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. When the nutrients in the soil are balanced, plants grow large and healthy and produce food that is vitamin-rich. Biodynamics includes the use of raw compost materials.

Raw compost materials, along with fresh manure are added in layers after digging a deep hole. These layers can be heaped up to about 2’ above the ground. After that, the seed or plant is planted. As the plant grows, it has its own supply of nutrient-rich compost and incredible results are shown afterward. For example, when tomato plants were treated by Biodynamics, they were 12’ high by 10’ round and produced 2000 tomatoes per plant. This is very impressive.

This type of gardening also includes a number of other practices. Among them is working with the biodynamic calendar, the Stella Natura. Biodynamic gardeners work with their ground preparation, cultivation, planting and harvesting in harmony with the rhythms of the sun, moon, and stars. This is said to enhance the vitality, success and health of their crops.


Biodiversity is another key important part of biodynamic gardening.

Crop rotation, companion planting, cover crop and non-genetically modified seeds helps to draw beneficial insects, soil health and maintain crop. All of these things work together to produce healthy foods that contain valuable trace minerals, which are usually missing from commercial produce.

Pest control, fertilization, and soil revitalization are increased by specially formulated Biodynamic Preparations. These unique proportions, consisting of extracts from plants, minerals or manures, are applied at definite times of the year. Some are applied directly to the soil or compost while the others are applied directly to the leaves of the actively growing plants.