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'EARTH CHARTER'  AWARD

October 2008

 
 The Team at OceanGrown

 

OceanSolution from OceanGrown: Not simply organic fertilizer, which only replaces the toxins in common fertilizers, but complete plant and animal nutrition. All 90 elements from the periodic table that fostered our ecology, not just the 3 listed on the fertilizer bag. Stronger disease and insect resistant plants, with far better taste, at lower cost that improve the human immune system.  OceanGrown: “the path to health for plants and those that grow them”.

 

Dr. Maynard Murray

Dr. Murray began his life long research in sea energy agriculture in 1936. His goal: to get the perfect chemistry (consistency, balance and proportion) of the original ecology back into the depleted soil. He felt this was the key to proper nutrition, a stronger immune system and a longer, healthier life. Dr. Murray undertook a variety of experiments to unearth the secrets of the world’s ecology, often wondering why land-based animals suffered from so many forms of chronic disease while sea animals generally enjoyed vigorous health.


Sea Energy Agriculture, the science that Dr. Murray uncovered lay largely dormant during the next 20 years until a dedicated effort was initiated to rescue this essential knowledge from oblivion.

 

Ocean Grown has shifted from using Dr. Murray’s original sea solids (crystals are problematic for several reasons; many elements are lost during evaporation, crystals do not go back into solution easily or reliably, they are difficult to apply, and are a natural desiccant and therefore tend to clump in humid environments), back to an improved Extract harvested from the deep clean ocean and suitable for all plants. This has required major investment in the design of machinery that can extract the minerals without damaging the aerobic bacteria that is abundant at sea and is important for revitalizing damaged soils. One advantage of extracting minerals is the reduction in handling, storage and shipping costs.

 

The History of Ocean Solution®

It is well understood that there are radical health differences between plants and animals found in the sea and those on land. In the ocean, life thrives on a precisely balanced diet of inorganic nutrients while our landlocked environment has been increasingly unable to provide plants and animals with the full compliment of minerals necessary for health and longevity.

In Sea Energy Agriculture, Dr. Maynard Murray makes the following analogy:

 

“If a soil is like a mine with its myriad of elements, then whenever man tills it, plants crops and in other ways engages in farming, he is for all practical purposes engaged in the business of mining. Like a miner, the farmer breaks the earth with digging tools, but instead of dynamite, he plants seeds to loosen the minerals and elements from their holding matrix. And finally, he carts away his minerals in the form of food rather than ore.”

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this mining analogy is that farmers, through conventional fertilizer strategies, often only replace three to six of the total number of elements removed from the soil. The failure to understand the importance of all elements and their role in providing complete, balanced nutrition to plants and animals has resulted in an abundance of food that is great in bulk but low in nutritional vitality.

 

After several years of dormancy a new energetic management team injected business development capital, business development expertise and the engineering know-how to concentrate and stabilize OceanSolution for economical, practical commercial use.

 

OceanGrown recently won an Earth Charter Sustainable Award for our contribution to the environment – improving life and leaving no negative impact in the process.

 

Discoverer of the lost art of: Complete Nutrition®

Over the years, Dr. Murray's research led him to various States and locales including Massachusetts, Indiana, Illinois and Florida. It was outside of Chicago that he met Ed Heine, a farmer who proved to be a great help as well as a friend to the Doctor, participating in many experiments.

The years leading to Murray's premature death in 1983 were filled with intense research on his own hydroponics farm in North Fort Myers on the West Coast of Florida.

"Sea Energy Agriculture", the science that Dr. Murray uncovered lay largely dormant during the next 20 years until a dedicated effort was initiated to rescue this essential knowledge from oblivion.

Dr. Murray began his trials with sea solids after he had started with coastal waters that had became increasingly toxic and unusable.

Ocean Grown has shifted from using sea solids (crystals are problematic for several reasons; many elements are lost during evaporation, crystals do not go back into solution easily or reliably, they are difficult to apply, and are a natural desiccant and therefore tend to clump in humid environments) back to an improved Ocean Solution Extract harvested from the deep clean ocean and suitable for all plants.

This has required major investment in the design of machinery that could extract the minerals without damaging the aerobic bacteria that is abundant in seawater and is important for revitalizing damaged soils. One advantage of extracting the minerals is the reduction of all handling, storage and shipping costs.

 

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