Geoff will take you through every step of the process and explain in detail how to do it yourself. From Compost creation to larger Kitchen Gardens and then to broad acre farming – this is the future of biological agriculture.
– Biodiversity and Compost – Designing a Kitchen Garden
– Worm Farms
– Duck Ponds
– Using Chickens in a Food Forest
– Pasture Management
– Cell Grazing
– Soil Re-mineralization Strategies
– Compost Teas
– Soil Tests you can do yourself
– Ripping the Soil
– How to build an Instant Garden
and many more Permaculture design techniques are revealed in this unique film.
I have watched this DVD two years ago, while doing online PDC with Geoff. Since then, I have returned to it a few times to refresh my memory. Geoff presents several useful methods that I have copied and used in my homestead. Some of those I use very often, like compost tea preparations and worm farm. This DVD is just loaded with useful information. It emphasizes feeding soils over feeding plants and it shows how to do it in a number of ways. There are tips useful for urban gardener and large scale farmer alike. I strongly recommend this DVD to those who start their adventures in the garden, homestead, or farm.
About 1:18:00 he explains adding trace minerals to the farm ecosystem by adding them to the animal feed. I brought this up in the discussion of nutrient deficiencies when trying to produce all your own food. We did this with our goat herd in the 1950's. I believe that boost in nutrient density from age 10 into my 20's had a strong effect on my current health and longevity.
Permaculture Soils is a wonderful DVD going over soil biology, ecology, and how soils can be improved with permaculture techniques! Geoff Lawton does it again with his easy to understand teaching style and fantastic videography!