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An Introduction to Korean Natural Farming

Growing for Market

Growing for Market

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For years I have been hearing the term “IMO,” though it wasn’t until this past year when I started to see an increasing number of market gardeners talking about these IMOs that I began digging in. I quickly found myself buried in a heap of acronyms, yet captivated by an exciting new approach to soil and plant health.

The term IMO, I would soon learn, stands for indigenous microorganisms. This term is used to refer to microorganisms—primarily fungi and bacteria—that the farmer has collected from his or her own farm as opposed to buying them in a bottle.

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