Tag Archives: no-dig

Episode 295. Changing Systems Takes Time

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 18th of April 2022.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

There’s going to be a tsunami of “I told you so”s. 


Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa promised in his 2019 election campaign to transition the country’s farmers to organic agriculture over a period of 10 years. Last April, Rajapaksa’s government made good on that promise, imposing a nationwide ban on the importation and use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides and ordering the country’s 2 million farmers to go organic.

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Episode 255. Insurance In Troubling Times

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 3rd of May 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

If this last year has taught us anything, it has taught us this: People are both a great source of joy and an extreme source of frustration. While we’ve been through something that happened 100 years ago, there’s no guarantee we’ll come out of this pandemic and not have to worry for another 100 years.  Continue reading →

Episode 237. Nature Always Bats Last

This is The ChangeUnderground for the week ending 9th of November 2020.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

We must realise, I think, how little we know. Compared with 3.8 billion years of evolution, no-till/no-dig farming is, at a scientific, measured and data collected level, about sixty years old. A major part of no-dig is the use of cover crops and they have been known about in ag for much longer. The combination of ground covers and no-dig though is a newish thing. Continue reading →

Episode 235. The ChangeUnderground!

This is the World Organic News whoops! The ChangeUnderground for the week ending 19th of October 2020.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

So I bit the bullet, changed the podcast name and artwork. Let me know what you think. So what can you expect with this momentous change? Pretty much what I’ve been doing. I’ve just adjusted the name to the content. But as I dive more deeply into this regenerative thing, I’ve started to question everything. 

Back in episode 225 I disclosed by heretical views on compost. Since then and whilst researching, other “sacred cows” of the non industrial food production world have asked to be examined. Continue reading →

Episode 208. No-Dig for Victory.

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 6th of  April 2020.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

Folks we are in a battle, more than that we are in a war. Opportunity often comes disguised as adversity. 

The long decades of struggle against pollution, against Monsanto, against fossil  fuels and the mindless idea of continual consumption could be coming to an end. I do NOT see the suffering of this time, the infected and the deceased as a positive. I sit in empathy with Mrs World Organic News as she weeps during news reports covering death tolls and abandoned nursing homes and the incompetence of some responses. I am livid at the mindless bullshit spreading across social media. Let me put that clearly. Continue reading →

Episode 195. What is regenerative gardening really?

This the WORLD ORGANIC NEWS for the 16th of December 2019.

Jon Moore reporting.

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil.

Benefits of Regen Gardening

Regenerative gardening is a process whereby the gardener focuses on the soil health above all else. From this starting point all else flows. We can either grow veggies or flowers or create a space for pollinators or a playground for children but the underlying principle is that we focus on the soil.

Some of the benefits that arise from this form of gardening are: better water quality, much better soil quality and, if enough people are into this, improved air quality and all of these are wonderful but the real kicker is we also improve our current climate situation.The key to improving the climate is removing CO2 from the air. Happily the key to improving soil involves sequestering carbon in that top six inches under our feet.   Continue reading →