Upon this handful of soil our survival depends. Husband it and it will grow our food, our fuel, and our shelter and surround us with beauty. Abuse it and the soil will collapse and die, taking humanity with it. Vedas, Sanskrit Scripture, 1500 B.C.
We are about to start trials of a radically different way to manage soil. This is a continuation of the ‘no-dig’ gardening we have used for many years. More information to follow as things progress in the meantime have a look at this book which describes what enlightened farmers are doing in other parts of the world.