Episode 212. Resources and Heresy!

This is the World Organic News for the week ending 4th of  May 2020.

Jon Moore reporting!

Decarbonise the air, recarbonise the soil!

Back in 2007/8 when the financial crash hit government funding in the US, yes and everywhere else too, but this is a US story for the moment, so the US cut funding to NCAT and especially to their ATTRA program which I think stands for Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural America? Of something like that. I’d used this site for years as a resource for sustainable ag articles, ideas and techniques. Anyway their funding was chopped about and they started charging a couple of dollars for each download. The other day at work I thought I remembered a resource on organic asparagus. A quick google wang had me there. Continue reading “Episode 212. Resources and Heresy!”

Episode 31: Composting, Alternative Ag & Growth in Organics

This is the World Organic News Podcast for the week ending 5th of September 2016.

Jon Moore reporting!

As many of you will know by know, I’m an advocate of no-dig/no-till production methods. So it is with some trepidation I bring you a post from Beech Cove! The Hustle: Double Digging.  To be fair, Beech Cove Farm is predominantly a no-dig, n0-till setup. That being said, they chose to double dig their vegetable patch this once. From now on they will be no-dig. The argument put forward is the time savings that occur with a double dig start to the garden. We can see, with a little thought, that this process, and it is a huge amount of work, does release all those nutrients held in the fungal communities under the sod. By then moving to no dig, the communities can re-establish themselves. I have my own opinions on this but I provide a counter argument for your consideration. The post is well worth a read. Link in the show notes. Continue reading “Episode 31: Composting, Alternative Ag & Growth in Organics”