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
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.
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.