Soil and Compost

The Rule of Succession and “Weed” Management

Many times we encounter plants within our grazing and farming systems that we find undesirable. These are often classed as weeds, but over recent times I have stopped using the term weed as it implies that the plant is not useful.  When environmental conditions within […]

Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world

Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world

David R. Montgomery, University of Washington One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil erosion from chemical-free tilled fields undermined the Roman Empire and other ancient societies around […]

Learning from older wisdom

Learning from older wisdom

Getting the best from our innovation and research. Found an interesting piece of older wisdom today.  This was a book that Joel Salatin referenced in one of his discussions on the feeding the world and it discussed the history of modern composting.  Albert Howard undertook […]