Enough Is Enough! – It’s Time To Stand Up and Be Counted!

Enough Is Enough! – It’s Time To Stand Up and Be Counted!

I have only recently become aware of the potential for environmental disaster linked to the extraction of coal seam gas. This morning I received an email from my brother, Bryan, featuring a YouTube »

The Beauty of Simplicity – An Interview with Kevin McDonald

The Beauty of Simplicity – An Interview with Kevin McDonald

Recently I travelled home to New Zealand for a family wedding. During my visit I was shopping at a health food shop and purchased a little book called “Learn to Listen”. I read »

Starving For Sulfur

Starving For Sulfur

What protective mineral fell free from the skies for many decades until legislation shut down supply? Ironically, this “pollutant” counters toxicity in humans and animals and helps to neutralise the negatives associated with »

The Magic of Molybdenum

The Magic of Molybdenum

Which often-neglected trace mineral can seriously reduce your fertiliser costs, decrease insect pressure and increase shelf-life of your produce (even though it is applied at just handfuls per hectare)? This same micronutrient, often »

Finding Your Feet – Using Your Soles as a Cleansing Tool

Finding Your Feet – Using Your Soles as a Cleansing Tool

The Chinese call the feet the second kidney in reference to their role in detoxification. The feet contain over 2000 pores, which can serve as pathways for both the uptake of nutrients and »

Questioning The Status Quo (Part 2)

Questioning The Status Quo (Part 2)

Have you ever felt like you are painted into a corner? Your one cash crop seems to require more chemical and fertiliser inputs each year but prices for your produce remain static. Welcome »

Organics vs Conventional – Comparing Costs & Benefits for the Grower

Organics vs Conventional – Comparing Costs & Benefits for the Grower

It is often assumed that a move to organic growing involves a sacrifice. There is an expectation that yields will drop and you will fall in a financial hole for 2 or 3 »

FIR Sauna Stories – Pumping out the Junk

FIR Sauna Stories – Pumping out the Junk

This week I am in Taree in NSW giving a four-day Certificate course. During the last break I was approached by a woman who had attended one of my courses previously. She shared »

Questioning the Status Quo (Part 1)

Questioning the Status Quo (Part 1)

It is essential that we fully understand both our past and our present circumstances to enable the move toward a more sustainable future. Often this involves an honest appraisal of where we are »

Foliar Fertilising – The Top 10 Questions

Foliar Fertilising – The Top 10 Questions

Foliar feeding of plant nutrients is a relatively new agricultural technique compared to the long history of agriculture, and consequently is often poorly understood. At NTS we have been doing research on foliar »