The Soul of Soil


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Title:  The Soul of Soil, 4th Edition
Author:  Grace Gershuny & Joe Smillie

Blurb:  A Soil-Building Guide for Master Gardeners and Farmers.  The rush toward chemical-based, artificial fertilisers in the latter half of the twentieth century has caused may to lose sight of the simple fact that soil is the foundation upon which all agricultural activities are built.  The Soul of Soil: A Soil-Building Guide for Master Gardeners and Farmers is a sensible, well-focused, and highly readable handbook that provides essential information on the creation and care of our most precious resource – our soil.  Featured soil-building techniques include:

  • Organic matter management
  • On-site composting
  • Cultivation and weed control
  • Green manures and rotations
  • Nutrient balances and soil testing
  • Planning for organic certification

At a time when the importance of organic certification is becoming widely recognised (and hotly debated), this new edition of The Soul of Soil, is a classic work of practicality and inspiration, is more relevant than ever.