My background is very diverse, with certifications in remedial therapies, human health & plant health connection, script writing, advertising copywriting, interior decorating, horticulture and Permaculture with a huge emphasis on regenerative and sustainable practices. Soil health is under both Horticulture and Permaculture, except horticulture uses chemicals and Permaculture does not. My present passion is Permaculture and I am aspiring to become a Permaculture trainer. I will be touching on both Permaculture & horticulture and explain the subtle differences and aspects of its history and how both these important subjects are crucial to our everyday health and wellbeing.
Permaculture is a global movement that has been around for over 20 years, inspired by an Australian called Bill Mollison. Mollison recognised that the farming practices and the environment practises he studied were not compliant with Nature
Soil health, also referred to as soil quality, is defined as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans. This definition speaks to the importance of managing soils so they are sustainable for future generations. To do this, we need to remember that soil contains living organisms that when provided the basic necessities of life – food, shelter, and water – perform functions required to produce food and fiber.
Only “living” things can have health, so viewing soil as a living ecosystem reflects a fundamental shift in the way we care for our nation’s soils.
I will be looking at gardening from several aspects including the best way to grow your own fruit or vegetables in the smallest of spaces and advise on how to manage and maintain a large flower or edible garden. It will be interesting for us to discover how everything to do is connected to the health of our planet and our selves and why it’s important to educate ourselves on the importance of our actions and behaviours. I look forward to your questions and comments through the development of this page.