Category Archives: World Organic News

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 254. When We Lose Diversity

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 26th of April 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

We have lived through a period of agriculture that could be described as over specialisation. The number of mixed farms dropped after the second world war. From being cereal farmers, say, growing maize, wheat, oats, rye, clover, peas and barley, individuals were driven by government incentives and market forces into growing one or two crops, maize and soybeans. Continue reading →

Episode 253. Fruit

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 19th of April 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

Last week I looked at specialising in herbs, this week the focus is fruit.

There is much to recommend this approach to food production in the backyard and on a smallholding.

I divide fruit into three areas. Tree fruits, bush fruits and ground covers. Let’s start with the ground covers. Continue reading →

Episode 252. Herbs!

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 12th of April 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

A quick reminder that The ChangeUnderground is supporting the Bubugo Conservation Trust in Uganda through a percentage of the course sales and the Buy Me a coffee link at WorldOrganicNews.com (Link in the show notes)

Now to to-day’s episode: Herbs!

When we think of gardening, we generally think: veggies. But what if there were other options?

What if? Continue reading →

Episode 251. Small Gardens

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 5th of April 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

Small is beautiful!

In some ways this is a return to first principles and my own beginnings. A general rule of thumb is: we will always be able to grow more than we think.

If you’re new to the No-Dig thing, the productivity can be overwhelming. Remember we are planting more closely than a market garden powered by a four wheel tractor. The space needed for the machinery is available for growing. Equally we are not harvesting in exactly the same way as a market garden. The best mindset is that of a hunter-gatherer rather than an agribusiness.  Continue reading →

Episode 250. The Bubugo Conservation Trust

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 29th of March 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

Indeed folks, 250th episode. I must say it’s been a joy, a lifeline at times and an education. So many people are doing so many things to feed the world and make it a better place. 

Over the last few episodes and to be fair, from the beginning of this podcast, there’s been a hint of darkness lurking within the words. Things are crook, global warming of the climate continues. We get colder snaps than we’ve seen for generations but they are the weather not the climate. Continue reading →

Bonus Episode 22/03/2021 Buckwheat

Bonus Episode 22/03/2021 Buckwheat

This episode is from the podcast RegenEarth where I co-host with Rich Bowden.

The big announcement for episode 250 is still on track for next week as we’ve had some IT issues this week.

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Episode 249. Layers in the Garden

This is The ChangeUnderground for the ides of March 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

This episode follows on, in some ways from last week’s on roots and mycorrhizal fungi. Those things are, obviously, located underground. What we’re looking at this week is both underground and above.

There are a few systems out in the wilds of the interwebs that we’ll get to later in this episode. Continue reading →

Episode 247. What Is The Carbon Cycle?

This is The ChangeUnderground for the week ending 1st of March 2021.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil!

From the NASA Earth Observatory site:

Quote:

Through a series of chemical reactions and tectonic activity, carbon takes between 100-200 million years to move between rocks, soil, ocean, and atmosphere in the slow carbon cycle.

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