Water, life and fertility

Without water human beings will not last more than a few days. Soil life also needs water in order to do its work of building the humus component of soil and increase fertility. Soil life refers to those organisms that spend a significant portion of their life cycle within a soil profile, or at the soil-litter interface. These organisms … [Read more...]

A tale of two food forests

A short video about two Waiheke Food Forests, filmed and edited by the lovely people who have been organising and running the localising food tour led by the tireless and energetic Robina McCurdy. It was great to have the team document the Waiheke food forest projects with a fresh perspective. This video shows both the Surfdale community food forest and Christy Ralph's food forest that was … [Read more...]

The future of farming

Mark Bittman from the New York Times, speaks to Wes Jackson from The Land Institute, who predicts that a prairie-like system capable of providing food for humans will be viable within 100 years. Wes makes it clear that the farmers will drive this change to perennials because it makes economic sense. … [Read more...]