Eco-logical Gardening Handbook

Using 'sustainable' practices is not ideal if what we're maintaining needs repair.

Growing healthy food is a great idea...

...but what about the work involved - making compost, weeding, mulching, digging... it's back-breaking work, and the rewards are not guaranteed.

It's frustrating when leafy greens get chewed, our fruit is riddled with holes, tomatoes wilt, and we have to apply fertilisers and pest controls to have any chance of feeding our family.

It can seem less trouble, and even cheaper to swing by the supermarket and have food in the fridge ready for when we come home tired and hungry.

There is, however, a remarkably straightforward solution...

...bringing back Nature's free ecological services to our gardens again. These are the ecological functions - nutrient cycles, water cycles, solar energy capture, and beneficial connections to use them efficiently.

With this Handbook, you apply the ecological principles underpinning the successful regenerative gardening practices, and benefit from:

  • Savings at the garden supply store - using instead the resources you have naturally available
  • Harvesting more food for the effort you put in
  • Veggie beds and orchards better able to bounce back from the impacts of extreme weather events

Are you ready to try this easier way to grow?

Applying the 'eco-logic', together with the practical examples in the Handbook, you'll have the know-how to develop solutions that work well for your unique growing conditions and the food you grow.

 

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Need more information about Eco-logical Gardening? Then read on…

Why this Ecological Approach makes Sense

Leave your spade in the shed. Give the job of making good soil structure to the experts – your soil organisms.

Save money on organic pest controls with a team of technologically advanced, highly motivated insect and bird pest controllers.

Give the microbes and other organisms in your soil ecosystem the job of managing your fertiliser regime.

Improve your harvests  growing extra extra solar panels.

Eco-friendly

You'll reduce your environmental footprint requiring fewer external inputs, and supply vital ecosystem services – biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and flood mitigation - as natural by-products from repairing the ecological infrastructure in your garden.

Reliable Pathway to Follow

Nature provides the technology. Applying ecological principles, we combine the expertise Nature has developed over 400 million years, with human ingenuity, to grow food in ways that care for our health and environment.

We have the know-how to trial techniques, learn and share our experiences, and respond constructively to newly emerging issues and threats. Established gardening practices become the source and inspiration for ideas, rather than recipes to follow.

Superb Value

With the 'Eco-logical Gardening Handbook', you get much more than a repackaged list of organic, no-dig, and other sustainable, chemical-free gardening practices.

You benefit from over 12 years of research clarifying and validating the ecological principles underpinning successful regenerative techniques and translating this 'eco-logic' into an easily digestible grower-friendly format.

With the know-how to repair your ecological functions, you can use the 'Inventory of Tools', together with the links to videos showing other growers' experiences, to help you get the ecosystems in your garden 'up and running' again and firing on all cylinders!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will this approach work in my climate?

Gardeners and 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.

Will the 'eco-logic'work for what I grow?

Yes, the fundamental principles are the same. And they are straightforward to use to find suitable techniques for what you grow.

Does the size of my property matter?

Size doesn't matter. Smallholders, market, community and back-yard gardeners, and large-scale farming operations improve their soils and reduce crop losses by repairing their ecological infrastructure.

Will I harvest less food?

Gardeners usually get higher and more reliable yields, with less impacts from pests, diseases and bad weather. They also gain opportunities to grow more food with the space they have available.

Why I am passionate about Eco-logical Gardening

"I am passionate about learning from Nature."

"It's crazy to ignore millions of years of innovation, particularly as Nature has carried out research in every climate and growing condition on the planet!

It amazes me that I didn't realise earlier how many jobs we do, and fertilisers, pest controls and other inputs are unnecessary when we get our ecosystems functioning again. But then virtually everyone was doing the same; believing that it was impossible to grow food without these interventions.

We didn't realise what we had lost. Take a look at any healthy natural ecosystem in your region. Does anyone need to spread mulch, compost and other bio-fertilisers, control pests, weed or mow?

Valuing Nature for what we can learn, and combining this wisdom with human ingenuity, we can get the ecological functions in our gardens and farms working again.

It's eco-logical! And the most powerful tool we have to solve the climate and ecological emergency."

>>Wendy's Credentials

  • Reduce fertiliser costs – feeding your plants with a functioning nutrient recycling system

  • Boost production - growing more photosynthetic panels

  • Drought and water-proof your garden – with a functioning water cycle

  • Get less pest and disease problems creating functional biodiversity

  • Gain opportunities to grow more food with the space you have available

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