It’s not difficult to get your soil functioning properly again using only mulch, compost and bio fertilisers. They are don’t provide the complete regeneration package.

Watch these specially selected videos on the Learning from Nature YouTube channel playlist – Making our soils healthy again to discover how growers do it and the science behind why this eco-logical approach works.

You’ll discover heaps of useful information for your own garden and farm.

The videos are easy to watch and the content up-to-date. Some are quite short. Others you’ll need to take some time out to watch – but I guarantee it will be time well spent! Grab some lunch. You’ll learn heaps more useful info than listening to the midday news report!

For example, the latest information on the value of organic matter, root exudates, and mychorizzal fungi from leading soil scientists – Christine Jones, Elaine Ingham, and Jill Clapperton.

Elaine Ingham is great value. I remember going to a talk by Elaine when I was still farming in northern New South Wales. I learnt more about soils in that one hour than I had in all my University and Tech college courses!

Ray Archuleta demonstrates some simple tests you can use to look at your soil. See also how we use the water infiltration tests at Hill Top Farm –  Best way to drought-proof your soil.

If you’re not entirely convinced about the role of soil organisms in creating good soil structure, check out the flight through the 1mm soil particle. It’s amazing!

The videos are all on the Learning from Nature YouTube channel – Making our soils healthy – Playlist

Click here to watch all the videos

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Featured image – 2017 Soil Health Field Day – Ray Archuleta. Ohio NoTill Council
Published on Apr 5, 2017