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The History of OceanSolution

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 vitality.

Over six to eight days of growth, wheat grass watered with OGS develops a balanced complement of health-giving minerals.

What’s the Answer?

Ocean water holds the perfect balance of nutrients essential for sustaining life. Quantitative analysis of the elements in our blood and those in unadulterated seawater has revealed a strikingly similar profile, including a substantial presence of sodium chloride. It is interesting to note that salt, when in proper balance with other nutrients, is actually beneficial to plant growth.

Enter the Doctor

Beginning in 1936, Dr. Murray began his life long research in sea energy agriculture — how to get the perfect chemistry (consistency, balance and proportion) of the ocean back into the depleted soils. 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 determine the secrets of the sea, often wondering why land-based animals suffered from so many forms of chronic disease while sea animals generally enjoy vigorous health.

The difference can be attributed to the superior nutritional qualities at each stage in the oceanic food chain: “a cubic foot of seawater sustains many times more living organisms than its equivalent of soil. Seawater is Earth’s most ancient natural solution…as liquid crystalloid, all Atomic Table elements are in a solution of consistent balance and proportion.”

Dr. Murray began experimenting with seawater as a plant fertilizer, using sea solids (after evaporation) because he was unable to obtain non-toxic coastal ocean water. After a number of control trials and experiments with sea solids, he found that plants and trees flourished without the need for fertilizers and pesticides. Beginning in the 1950s, for more than 30 years, the doctor became intimately involved in hydroponics farming in southwest Florida – built a small farm and experimented further with various plants growing in a solution of sea solids.

The originator of the agricultural reformation, Dr. Maynard Murray

Dr. Murray, 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 hydroponic 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. OceanGrown 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 OceanSolution 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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