I will add Fukuoka's Four Principles here as well, for contrast and comparison...1. Some plants prefer soils dominated by fungi; others prefers soils dominated by bacteria
2. Most vegetables, annuals, and grasses prefer their nitrogen in nitrate form, and do best in bacterially dominated soils
3. Most trees, shrubs, and perennials prefer their nitrogen in ammonium for and do best in fungally dominated soils.
4.Compost can be used to inoculate beneficial microbes and life into soils around your yard and introduce, maintain, or alter the soil food web in a particular area.
5. Adding compost and it's soil food web to the surface of the soil will inoculate the soil with the same soil food web.
6. Aged, brown organic materials support fungi; fresh green organic materials support bacteria.
7. Mulch laid on the surface tends to support fungi; muclh worked into the soil tends so support bacteria.
8. If you wet and grind mulch thoroughly, it speeds up bacterial colonization.
9. Coarse dryer mulches support fungal activity.
10. Sugars help bacteria multiply and grow; kelp, humic, and fulvic acids and phosphate rock dust help fungi grow.
11. By choosing the compopst you begin with and what nutrients you add to it, you can make teas that are heavily fungal, bacterially dominated, or balanced.
12. Compost teas are very sensiteive to chlorine and preservatives in the brewing water and ingredients.
NO CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS OR PREPARED COMPOST (well, we part way with the master here, both Jeff and myself, but even Fukuoka-sensei broke this one in his kitchen gardens, making some compost with added wood ash for some of his veggies. But he was mostly speaking to farming in his book, not gardening...)
NO WEEDING BY TILLAGE OR HERBICIDE
NO DEPENDANCE ON CHEMICALS
Seems we are all pretty much on the same page...