There have been huge new discoveries in soil science in recent years, and we now know that we have to look increasingly to Regenerative techniques to bring the majority of our soils back to life, and for our crops to carry the nutrition they once did. A boost in focus on the microbiology of soils has also led to the potential to reduce our use of fertilizers while still improving the soil.
Additionally, the way we grow the things we eat, and the medium we grow them in, has an enormous impact on the nutrient density of the produce. This impacts directly on our health and well-being.
Increases in our understanding have also affected inputs into traditional compost making, and new knowledge allows us to make compost that is even more valuable in our agricultural and gardening efforts.
There are many ways to increase the fertility of our soil and improve our health while reducing the amount spent at the produce store, and we would like to share them with you.
About the presenter
Dave Clark has 25 years experience as a permaculturist and has studied with Bill Mollison and Graeme Sait. He continues to read and experiment on his own property where he has brought a very poor soil back to life.