low soil nitrogen
"Dr. Dazey planned on conventional medical school before discovering Bastyr's programs. Based on her home gardening experience, she taught the University's Organic Gardening elective as a student, presenting the health of the human body as an extended metaphor for plants: Low soil nitrogen is like a protein deficiency. Managing garden pests is like strengthening the immune system. Worm composting functions like the digestive system."
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