Many of us are switching to regenerative practices. We’ve realised that the land we’ve been managing ‘sustainably’ can give us more support with growing food. The Ecological Farming Handbook will show you how to choose effective regenerative practices.
Understanding how to repair our ecosystems above and below ground, we concentrate on what's essential and develop cost-effective solutions for our climate and other growing conditions. We gain the know-how to respond constructively to climate change and other emerging threats. We step back from treating the symptoms, relying instead on free ecological services.
The Ecological Farming Handbook is solidly grounded with the latest research. The science, translated into an easily digestible farmer-friendly format, reveals how farmers worldwide grow food eco-logically. Use the diagrams, links to videos, and toolkit to help you on this eco-logical journey.
With the Ecological Farming Handbook, you get much more than a ‘how-to’ of regenerative practices like cover, multi-species, and alley cropping, applying compost and using no-till. You get professional advice from over 20 years of research and practical experience with using this eco-logical approach to regenerative agriculture.
With the eco-logic explained, instructions supported by clear diagrams, a comprehensive toolkit of regenerative practices, and links to videos showing how other farmers use this approach, you'll gain the know-how to fix the growing issues holding you back - above and below ground!
We urgently need world-changing solutions to improve our food supplies and help solve the climate and environmental emergency. Cultivating food within functioning ecosystems by combining the expertise Nature has developed over billions of years with our ingenuity, is one of these solutions.
Less reliant on external inputs, we extend the consideration of our environmental footprint beyond the farm gate. We increase biodiversity, remove carbon from the atmosphere, and create stronger ecological foundations supporting the recovery of endangered species with specialist habitat requirements.
Seize this opportunity to cultivate a healthier relationships with the environment from the ground up!
Dr Wendy Seabrook, is one of the world's leading experts on eco-logical approaches to regenerative agriculture. She demonstrates that while ecosystems are complex, repairing them isn’t complicated when we design our farms to provide Nature's experts, the microbes and invertebrates in our soil and the plants, insects, birds and other animals above ground with the resources to repair our ecosystems.
Whether growing in a smallholding in India, a commercial orchard in Brazil, or running cattle in outback Australia, Wendy demonstrates that while ecosystems are complex, repairing them isn’t complicated. Applying the well-designed and thought-through principles in the Handbook, you can concentrate on what's essential and develop effective solutions for your climate and other growing conditions.
"This beautifully illustrated Handbook book presents really practical ‘hands-on’ information for farmers wishing to improve both the overall productivity and the sustainability of their land.
Dr Seabrook draws on the experiences of farmers around the world and her own at Hill Top Farm in tropical Australia. She emphasises the need for individual farmers to think about what they want to accomplish, and then use eco-logical principles to achieve it.
The Handbook shows us how to work with Nature to improve soil fertility, minimise pests and diseases, reduce the impacts of drought and so to maximise production - all this, without reliance on expensive agrichemicals. This farmer-friendly, wildlife-friendly, and climate-friendly approach is applicable around the globe from resource-poor smallholders to large-scale enterprises."
"Wendy Seabrook is on the money when it comes to regenerative agriculture. Her teachings and advice are being shown to markedly improve lands used for farming and cropping. I especially enjoyed reading her 'Eco-logical Farming Handbook' where every page is full of information that creates more 'wow moments' than I thought possible! A great read."
"The great thing about the Eco-logical Farming Handbook - we are on a journey and understand where we want to go."
"Thank you so much for writing your book. It is a most concise, yet comprehensive guide to regenerative food production systems I have come across. I have had contact with several of the people referred to in your book, but it is difficult to bring all of the different ideas and practices together. The Handbook does that brilliantly."
Size doesn't matter. Smallholders, market and community gardeners, large-scale crop and grazing operations improve their soils and reduce crop losses by repairing the ecological systems in their production systems.
Yes, the fundamental principles are applicable whatever your climate and production system. There are orchardists, dairy farmers, market gardeners, grain producers, grazers, and even hydroponic growers benefiting from using this eco-logical approach to regenerative agriculture.
Farmers from the cold north of Scotland to Africa's hot, sultry tropics and arid landscapes use this ecological approach. The ecological principles are the same. Tools, techniques and species differ as growers adapt these practices to their climate.
Farmers often experience higher and more reliable yields, less damage from pests, diseases and extreme weather. They also create opportunities to increase their income streams by stacking new enterprises within their production systems.