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Biological / Regenerative Growing
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A must see short video about soil! A wonderful primer on what we teach. produced by Alegría Fresh and Café Gratitude. Filmed, directed and edited by Loghan Call
Learn with Graeme Sait all about Humus, the layer of soil essential for healthy food production which is being gradually depleted by unsustainable farming practices.
Did you know we have released 467 billion tonnes of carbon from the soil into the atmosphere? By replenishing humus via regenerative growing we can reverse this.
'We need regenerative farming, not geoengineering' - a Guardian article by Charles Eisenstein. The quick fix mindset behind geoengineering must be transformed to one that seeks a humble partnership with nature if we are to address climate change
Here's a great resource on how to do simple soil tests at home
Here's a nice intro into Regenerative Agriculture from Kiss The Ground. As a biological gardener, you practise regenerative ag on a small scale - to create a mini utopia in your backyard!
Here's a great summary of Mycorrhizal Fungi, the amazing underground secret to a better garden.
It is known as the 'internet of the soil' that connects plants, allowing them to chemically communicate and share sugars. It allows your plants to resource more water and nutrients and biological gardeners are its best friend.
Here's a sweet video about the secret language of trees! Did you know trees communicate with one another? Forests are extremely collaborative communities, as nature knows there is strength in numbers and diversity. Sharing is smart.
Here is an article by Sarah Smuts-Kennedy that is an ode to cow shit. Did you know cows manure is ideal carbon-to-nitrogen ratio of 25/1 and has a pH of around 7, which is very plant and soil friendly (coming from organically fed cows), meaning it can be used in your garden without the worry of over-fertilising.