“Upon this handful of soil our survival depends. Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel, and our shelter and surround us with beauty. Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die taking humanity with it.” Vedas Sanskrit Scripture, 1500BC


Our style of farming came from a conviction that there is a desperate need to provide working alternative models to industrial agriculture. Aside from the chemical pollution, in purely physical terms our current food system involves the loss of thirty football pitches of topsoil every minute.

Everything begins and ends with the soil, and of the 3 things that create all life, sun, rain and soil, it is the only one we can influence. Fertility is fundamental to the health and nutrition of our crops and the people that eat them. Plants grown in healthy soil don’t need our chemical sprays to keep them alive. If they did, they wouldn’t exist. Thus the agro-chemical industry spends billions lobbying to obscure the simple fact that in a world of restored soil they would be obsolete.

There is vastly more carbon in europe’s soil than in its forests. A 1.7% change in soil carbon content in the world’s farmland would sequester enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to get us back to pre-industrial levels. This could be done in 5-10 years following a change of farming methods. In soil terms, carbon means organic matter and organic matter means fertility. So it’s an entirely virtuous cycle.

Our project is to refine the methods required to farm in this way, constantly building rather than destroying fertility and leaving our land better than we found it.

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