Biosis- A way of living: Mode of life
BIOlogical SYStems- is a complex network which connects several biologically relevant entities
Braxton's 1st interests in healthy soil was when he was in college focusing on a degree in cultural anthropology studying about world hunger, nutrition and the impact of industrial agriculture degrading soil in the developing world where Dr. Elaine’s research on the soil food web, was proposed, as a solution to the devastation of our planet’s soil that has occurred and continuing around the globe. Over the last fifteen years he has delved into all kinds of interests surrounding soil activities starting with his own organic garden with a Permaculture ethic saving seeds, creating a worm bin for vermicompost and worm teas to apply to the garden soil, producing compost from inputs on his property, and learning beekeeping to keep pollinators constant in the garden as well as using the honey to feed microorganisms in certain compost teas to drench in the soil.
He also has an obsession with the multiple functions of the willow plant, Braxton has planted willow beds for their soil amending plant health capabilities as well as its purposes to restore soil by controlling erosion along streambanks and other agroforestry designed sites. Even before then, he was getting his hands in the soil volunteering at local organic farms to help with planting; harvests, and tending garden rows as well as their local food gatherings, Biodynamic conferences to learn about soil preparations and farming practices to improve soil health.
Later on , he helped Establish market gardens; small nurseries; Hemp Grows in the surrounding counties and learning more about soil structure; water retention; root exudates; soil microbes; and overall plant fertility when the soil has a balanced system. Now, Braxton has come full circle back Dr. Elaine Inghams Soil Food Web research and solutions to become certified as a Microscopy Lab Technician to interpret the various living systems in soils to help restore, amend and improve soil health and function for all people and life on the planet.