There is now a growing body of research into the role nature plays in our physical and mental health. Here is a selection of articles that I've enjoyed. Gardeners know how much pleasure there is in tending to plants and growing a garden. The connection we have to nature and the love of … Continue reading Forest bathing and other necessities
We all know that the current industrial style of food production is destroying the planet. But what are the alternatives? Here is a list of some of the most interesting and innovative examples from around the world. Urban and high tech agriculture Growing Power is an urban farm in Wisconsin growing 1 million pounds … Continue reading What will the future of food growing look like?
Climate change is the most urgent threat humanity faces, and yet there is a surprisingly simple way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It’s photosynthesis. Through growing plants, atmospheric C0₂ can be removed and sequestered into the soil where it has an essential role in soil health. Globally, soils have lost most of their … Continue reading Soil Carbon: Growing food to mitigate climate change.
What is the soil food web? The soil food web refers to the living biology of the soil and how it impacts plant growth and soil structure. It is the actions of the soil microbes that make nutrient available to plant roots which means being a good organic grower is being a good microbe farmer. … Continue reading Biological Farming and Nutrient Dense Food
What is the connection between soil health, human health and climate change? This is the TED talk that sums it all up perfectly.