“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” ― Wendell Berry.
We recently engaged the Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL) at Lismore to test two soil samples from the east and west wing of our 1.5 acre market garden site at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens.
Firstly, we'd like to offer a massive thank you to the EAL for supporting Future Feeders and sponsoring the cost of the tests. After hearing Laboratory manager Graham Lancaster speak about the importance of understanding your soil we thought it was high time we got to know our soils and little better. EAL offer an innovative service that aims to enable producers to reduce their dependence on inorganic fertiliser. They recognise that maintaining healthy soil is the key to sustaining biological diversity.
Now our test results are in and we'd love to hear your insights for how we might best remediate our soils. Soil samples offer a neat snapshot of what soil is made up of but there is no magic formula for how to correct those deficiencies. Check out our results below and let us know what you think here or by shooting us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future Feeders Team