All too often when farmers start talking weeds, a common first question is “How do I get rid of a bad case of…?”, when a more appropriate question is “I wonder why my field has a bad case of…?”.
George describes how he feeds the soil in order to produce the most nutritious vegetables, with low-energy usage, in an ecological and environmentally valid manner.
Livestock have been crucial for soil building and the success of Funny Duck Farms, a mixed livestock and CSA operation located in Ontario.
Read about organic and sustainable farmers from across Canada focused on how to build and maintain healthy and productive soils.
Turn on the tap and there it is; that shimmering, miraculous substance that flows through our rivers and lakes, our soils and plants— the rain that falls and the air we breathe, and indeed through the very eyes that read this text and the hands that hold this page.
Since the mid 1990s, precipitation in many parts of Canada has become much more early in the 20th Century, Albert Howard, working in India, Noted the prominence of pests on crops where "artificials" (chemical fertilizers) were used, and their virtual absence in the traditional farming systems.