Improving soil is difficult using only mulch, minerals, compost and fertilisers. They don’t provide the complete regeneration package.

Discover how to do it the eco-logical way.

See how other growers do it, and understand science behind why this ecological approach works – on the Learning from Nature YouTube channel playlist – Making our soils healthy again .

The videos are hand-picked!

You’ll get heaps of helpful information to use in your 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. It will be more valuable 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.

I remember going to a talk by Elaine Ingham when I was still farming in northern New South Wales. I learnt more about soil biology and ecological processes 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. Take a look at how we test our water infiltration rates 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

Need a hand? Get our checklist on how to improve your nutrient recycling system.

Or better still our Ecological Farming Handbook –


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