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Clakamas Coot Soil Mix Recipe

Clakamas Coot Soil Mix Recipe

When I was first inspired to make soil by Matt Barnes of Easy as Organics, the first thing he introduced me to was the KIS organics Podcasts with Tad Hussey  where I found my first true living soil recipe, the Clakamas Coot mix designed by “Clakamas Coot” (Jim Bennett) www.clakamascoot.com
Farmer uses regenerative techniques to combat high nitrate levels - RNZ

Farmer uses regenerative techniques to combat high nitrate levels - RNZ

A farmer in an area known as ground zero for high nitrate levels, is making fundamental changes to the way he farms in order to lessen his impact on water quality.
Thermophilic Composting

Thermophilic Composting

You will struggle to buy a good compost product from most retailers in New Zealand. One way around this is to control the composting process and make your own. There a few routes to making compost and it will be both input and scale dependent. 
DIY - Johnson Su Bioreactor

DIY - Johnson Su Bioreactor

For good quality compost apart from the right ingredients you have to put in some effort and we managed to do so. We soon realised that turning compost is a bloody good exercise and takes up a significant amount of space. Let’s put it in a cage to create more space Elain Ingham (soil food web) style, ugh there’s that turning again.