Air in the soil – what are you nuts? Aren’t we meant to pack the dirt tightly around the roots of the trees and plants we plant? So – what is the go? A healthy living soil consists of minerals, organic matter, micro-organisms, air and water. Our modern, chemical...Read More: Is your soil alive? Or barely breathing?
Multi-species cover cropping is gaining popularity as more farmers embrace a regenerative path. The feelings that accompany standing amongst a field bursting with a diversity of plant and insect life, can powerfully elicit an immediate reaction straight to source multi-species seeds. It is common to see the decisions about...Read More: Cover Crop Decision Making Process
Perhaps you’ve just brought a new piece of land and want to set up a garden, or you’ve had a fire come through your place. Both of these situations’ can be hiding lurking dangers, in the form of heavy metals and toxins. Many home gardeners are unwittingly growing their...Read More: Mycoremediation to the rescue!
Many land managers transitioning to regenerative agriculture become interested in applying bio-stimulants to bring life back into their system. There are some simple options to explore in this realm that can suddenly have us excited about farming again. It is SO much more fun than spending our days applying...Read More: 6 keys to successfully using biological stimulants
Restoring soil health through regenerative agricultural practices is the key to success for families who are taking up the challenge to create a future in agriculture for younger generations. Viable pathways for the intergenerational transfer of agricultural businesses have been diminishing and many intelligent, passionate young people have been leaving the industry...Read More: Regenerate for the next generation
An Excerpt from Nicole Masters book For the Love of Soil: In hotter and drier environments, it’s the ants and termites who fill the niche of earthworms. They are nature’s garbage collectors, taking organic materials into their homes, aerating soil and improving water cycles. By increasing water infiltration and...Read More: Break it down
Winter grazing of livestock in various parts of New Zealand is currently a contentious issue, due to concerns around sediment loss and animal welfare. Various regional councils are tightening up on current methods, but sediment loss is still assumed to be part of the process and there have been...Read More: Winter grazing with out the mud
As people become more aware of the need to modify their environment, so that it may become more hospitable or even more productive, the talk often moves to planting of trees. Trees for shelter, trees for shade and cooling, and trees for sequestering carbon. Easy? (except for the work...Read More: Tree planting into alien environments
Fire is a fast-moving disaster, unlike the slow burn of drought it can catch us off guard and can destroy what you have taken years, if not a lifetime, to create in just minutes. With fires burning in so many parts of our planet this year the challenge of...Read More: After the fire: recovering, redesigning and rebuilding
Monitoring soil health provides us with a valuable opportunity to know how are we doing, if we are making progress toward our respective goals, is “it” working and are things improving? Here are 8 simple soil health measurements to get you started without the need to purchase expensive equipment,...Read More: 8 ways to monitor your soil health