We’ll be running regular webinars on all sorts of farming topics for the rest of the year as part of a programme provided to our members. ‘When life in the soil is in balance, the minerals in the soil will be balanced as well.’ Agriculture has for centuries cultivated and farmed the soil for food. Each decade has seen the introduction of new methods, different strategies and to an extent, successful technologies to feed the population. After WWII the industrial revolution witnessed spoils of the period being applied to the ground boosting grass growth to everyone’s delight. The rewards were … Continue reading The Role of the Soil Food Web: Webinar
With over a hundred heritage fruit trees sheltering soft fruit bushes, wild root crops and culinary and medicinal herbs, and providing a framework for vine fruit, the garden is full of insects and birdlife. And food. Continue reading A Wild Forest Food Garden
An interesting look into how Organic Farmers in the US are adapting to the change in demand for seeds and local produce as a result of Covid-19. Continue reading US Organic Plant Breeding Response to Covid-19
Washcreek Organic Beef and Lamb are grown on Mt Cass Station, a 2500 hectare farm that spreads from the Waipara Wine Country to the Coast. Continue reading Thank you, Washcreek!
We’re delighted to be able to use some really good organic food farmed very close to our Conference Venue to feed our delegates over the weekend! Much of our Fruit and Vegetables are being provided by Spring Collective in Leeston. Continue reading Mmmmm…!
There are 1.4 billion insects per person on this planet and we need (almost) every one of them. Continue reading Vote With Your Plates
This Guardian article asks the question of how we will be able to handle the projected 50% increase in food production needed to feed the world by 2050. Continue reading Feeding an Expanding Population
Learn more about the mysteries of the Arboreal Food Web by watching this interesting talk by Michael Phillips at the Soil and Nutrition Conference 2018 Continue reading Arboreal Food Web