Soil Management, Compost Tea, and Farming – A Podcast with The Ericksons

The Ericksons “make it a point to pay close attention to all four realms of soil function: soil biology, minerals, energetics, and the plant-soil relationship.”

Find out more about how the Jenny and Steve got into farming and how they run their farm and compost business in this Thriving Farmers Podcast. Continue reading Soil Management, Compost Tea, and Farming – A Podcast with The Ericksons

Stop Treating Soil Like Dirt

The first UN Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity is taking place from the 19th to the 22nd of April, with the aim of producing a World Soil Charter to support actions to protect soil biodiversity. You can attend the symposium webinars for free at 11pm (Auckland time) each day of the conference, by registering HERE.

With destructive farming and deforestation practises, we are losing our rich networks of topsoil 50 to 100 times faster than we can rebuild it. A recent article in The Guardian highlights the crisis of soil degradation, and the impact it has on our climate. Continue reading Stop Treating Soil Like Dirt

Phyllis Tichinin: ODPG Conference Presentation

Phyllis Tichinin, soils consultant, eco-nutritionist and former organic dairy support farmer, takes a look at soil aggregation, an important aspect of soil function and health, and shows us how it works. Don’t miss the interesting demonstration she uses to prove her point in her presentation ‘Soil Aggregation Made Sexy: Biology vs Water Power’ Continue reading Phyllis Tichinin: ODPG Conference Presentation