Archive for September, 2009

The Refractometer – An Indispensable Monitoring Tool.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Graeme Sait demonstrates the use of the refractometer, an invaluable tool in sustainable agriculture to monitor plant health and inherent pest resistance. Brix levels are a guideline to nutrient density, disease resistance, frost protection, soil fertility, crop quality and yield.

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Graeme in the Garden.

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Here is a short video blog from Graeme Sait. He discusses a few of the benefits of having a vegetable garden and gives some information about the fertiliser used. A must see.

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Catching Carbon – The Mechanics of Humus Building

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

rainbowThe introduction of carbon credits for sequestering carbon into the soils is now on the political agenda may well herald a golden era for agriculture. Scientists and politicians are slowly realising that there is simply no alternative but to reward and motivate farmers to undertake this urgent task. If the entire world were to immediately reduce carbon emissions by 100%, then in 200 years time we would have reduced atmospheric CO2 to the levels found in our atmosphere in 1975, which is still too high! We are, in effect, locked into self destruct mode but there is an escape. The saviour is humus. (more…)

The Radiance Festival Lineup 2009-2010

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Sunrise_at_Woodford“In times of economic turmoil it is often the most important things that suffer – our relationships. Our connection to friends, family, lovers and life itself can be compromised and this distortion impacts the most important of all human emotions – happiness. To be “radiant” is to be happy, fulfilled and at peace with the world, and in this spirit, Radiance 7 will focus upon relationships and the mechanics of happiness. (more…)