Let's talk about FOOD, about what it is, what it does, how it makes us feel physically and emotionally. Let's keep it light and happy with no judgement or preaching. Let's nourish our souls while we nourish our bodies.
Monday, 17 June 2013
The Dirt on Dirt
Let's begin from the ground up. Dirt might not be sexy – but no soil, no food. That’s why the United Nations has stated that soil erosion is one of the greatest threats to humanity.
The nutrient-rich topsoil needed to grow our food is disappearing at an alarming rate. The UN estimates that we are using it at rates up to 100 times greater than it regenerates, which is about 100 years for one millimetre of soil. In the past 25 years, a quarter of the world’s land has declined in productivity because of soil erosion.
So...what to do? Think global, act local. This time of year when gardening is at full throttle, think about feeding the soil, and your garden will reward you with beautiful healthy plants and vegetables.
Here's what a friend of mine recommends (she of the very-green-thumb)...Plant-tone twice a year. Plant-tone is an all natural plant food made from the finest quality organics obtainable. It's natural organics breakdown gradually, providing a safe, long lasting food reservoir activated throughout the growing season. It's a little thing, but perhaps by behaving this way we might inspire some young person somewhere to become a soil microbiologist and solve the larger problem. Stranger things!