Imagine if you didn't need to apply fertilisers regularly, yet still, produce good yields.
It's difficult to appreciate what we can achieve as virtually all of us grow food in soil ecosystems that no longer function properly.
Our soils may not show the customary signs of soil degradation – erosion and compaction. But they lack functioning nutrient recycling systems, soil structures promoting root growth, and sufficient microbes and organic matter to release nutrients locked in the mineral particles in our soil.
It has become the norm to substitute for these FREE ecological services with compost and other biological fertilisers. Virtually everyone does it.
Good news... we can get our soils working again!
There are home and community gardeners around the world, showing what you can achieve.
- Reduce your fertiliser costs - getting your soil ecosystem supplying nutrients naturally to your plants.
- Leave your spade in the shed - giving the job of making good soil structure to your team invertebrate and microbial soil structural engineers.
- Grow healthy plants, less vulnerable to pests and diseases, with a bio-diverse soil food web.
It's 'eco-logical' bring back these free services, and you'll gain the know-how by learning from Nature with this resource.