Imagine if you didn't need to spread compost and fertilisers, to cultivate your soil ... but still grew healthy plants and produced excellent yields.
It's difficult to appreciate what we can achieve as virtually all of us grow food in soil that no longer functions properly.
Our soils may not show the customary signs of soil degradation: salinity, erosion and compaction. Nevertheless, they are degraded because they lack nutrient recycling systems supplying nutrients to our plants, and soil structures promoting root growth and bio-diverse soil food webs.
It has become the norm to substitute for these FREE ecological services by cultivating soil and applying fertilisers. Virtually everyone does it.
Good news... we can get our soils working again!
Around the world, farmers and gardeners show what our soils can do for us when we get them functioning again.
- Reduced fertiliser costs - nutrients supplied to plants when and where they are needed
- Leave your spade and tractor in the shed – giving the job of making good soil structure to the experts – your soil organisms
- Organic matter accumulates increasing water, carbon and other nutrient storage in our soil
- Plants grow strong, less vulnerable to pests and diseases
Bringing back these free ecological services, you'll reduce your costs without sacrificing yields and experience fewer crop losses – even during tough times. And you don't need tons of compost and other biological fertilisers to get the job done - although they can help!
Using this resource you will develop solutions for your farm and garden. You'll be learning from and working with Nature because it's 'eco-logical'!