Thanks to our Terra CSA pioneer seed capital investors we were able raise enough money to achieve phase one of our mission to regenerate the soil in our farms and purchase a very useful little tractor! Technically a souped up rotavator, it's really useful because it has a power output from it that will allow us to use a power sprayer attachment amongst other important tools.
Spraying, in 'beyond organic' agriculture? Well, it's all about what you are spraying!...
We have been doing lots of studying of the amazing work being done in regenerative agriculture around super charging soil with beneficial microbial and fungal life. World expert, soil scientist Dr. Elaine Ingham, is a great inspiration to us, and sums it up nicely:
"What's really limiting your plants ability to get all the nutrients that are present in your soil is the lack of biology."
So we will be spraying a range of organic life boosters including compost teas, natural mineral sprays and other biofertilizers to both the leaves of our trees and the soil surface.
To find out more about Dr. Elaine Ingham and watch some videos visit: http://soillearningcentre.com