The Good Gardeners charity and Sustainable Agriculture are one and the same organisation. We are looking for a new home for our headquarters.
There is a 30 acre farm estate in Bedfordshire that will be perfect for continuing our demonstration work for nutritional food growing and training work. This will benefit the UK public and International visitors on a larger scale than our existing 2 acre farm in the village of Shenley. The buildings there are also ideal. With suitable planning for refurbishment to convert the out buildings to an holistic care centre with a sustainable farming community and an International lecture theatre. By teaching how to replenish local soils for local people and International soils for International people we can put back the minerals, vitamins and proteins into food crops of the world and thus improve the nutrition and natural immunity of the planet. Our valuable and therapeutic work is for all peoples who wish to disseminate this knowledge with the aim of alleviating the effects of climate change in Agriculture and Horticulture. The total cost with development with the granted planning permission is £8M. Please write in for further information.
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“The Health of the soil, plants, animals and man are one and indivisible” Sir Albert Howard
“Gardening should be more like farming and farming should be more like gardening” Richard Higgins
One big feature of Sustainable Agriculture or organic farming is that it should know how to grow pest and disease free crops without the use of chemicals. Good Gardeners International is a charitable organisation (originally founded in 1962) and is our mother organisation of this web site and can receive donations (above) to fund this very cause and all our APPEALS listed on The Good Gardeners website ggi.org.uk
BBC WORLD NEWS of 17th January 2019
It is now the opinion of international experts that 11 million lives could be saved every year if we cut our consumption of meat and double our consumption of fruit and veg.
In 2018 we reached over 60,000 hits between this web site and Good Gardeners International web site. This shows there is a big move to help save the planet with Sustainable Agriculture (which is naturally organic). This will help us teach these principles and to train NGO staff and prospective sustainable agricultural practitioners all over the world. Sustainable Agriculture means you can deal with all your own organic waste and sanitation waste and turn it into fertiliser. IE., from towns, Villages and Schools etc., and thus solve all your waste management and agricultural problems of pests and diseases locally, at the same time. This aspect of sustainable agriculture is much overlooked today and thus these wastes cause major pollution problems and food becomes more expensive and in short supply.
WHAT WE DO – Prevent Pests and Disease
We have international solutions for most of the common problems concerning pests and diseases in modern day agriculture/horticulture. see our archives section for the latest updates.
BLACK SPOT IN ROSES
In 2017 we discovered that we have cured black spot in Roses with our HH-4 product. You only need to spread the end product 1 inch (25 mm) thick around the root zone of rose plants in the autumn, and then a second dressing before flowering and possibly a third dressing in the winter again if the problem persists. NOTE There is no other cure for this condition with an organic product from any individual or any company.
The HH-2 system
The HH-2 system of growing is easier and a lot simpler than ‘Bio Intensive farming’, and ‘the double digging method’ and the ‘Biodynamic’ system. It is more scientific than esoteric. The HH-2 horticultural/agricultural system shows how less machinery is needed and thus less fuel. Not only this, but our research shows over a 22 year period increased profits can also be easily achieved because the end product has such a high value. This is not a new science but rather is the result of the work of the great Sir Albert Howard MA., CIE., etc., combined with the other sciences that have been brought in by Richard Higgins – inventor and founder of this web site.
A comparative study by Rodale Institute is made between conventional systems and organic systems. But we can increase on these standard organic systems with the Howard-Higgins system which starts at the most basic level of agriculture/horticulture which is the micro organic level. We proliferate these organisms, namely fungi and bacteria, and introduce them into any soil type with the HH-2 system. Thus the soil will become instantly more fertile and will be able to support much higher densities of cropping. The economy is such that you do not need to apply the fertiliser, HH-4, every year once you have achieved the minimum standard of fertility.
We teach zero till and low till systems for horticulture and agriculture. The Good Gardeners have been practising no dig gardening for 55 years. This makes farming and gardening a whole lot easier. Together with two other sciences we now have a complete package to take sustainable farming and gardening into the 21st Century. No chemicals are needed in this system; organic or synthetic.
Indeed our surveys in Africa reveal that with this technology we can take children off the fields and put them back in school as far less work is required to grow increased harvests. You can help our work here by donating to the Good Gardeners charity.
The optimum fertiliser/soil conditioner, we have developed, known as HH-4 is complete in its quick and slow release properties. It is a plant medicine, a tree medicine and second to none in disease prevention. Anyone who purchases the HH-2 system will be able to produce this reliable and consistent end product HH-4 themselves. John Innis Labs inspected HH-4 and stated that we have manufactured fertile top soil – something that takes Nature between 500 – 1,000 years to produce.
Laverstoke Park Laboratories
An analysis was made of our HH-4 product by Laverstoke Park Laboratories after a presentation given to the Soil Association by Richard Higgins CEO of this web site and its registered company HHI Ltd.,
Consultants to the Industry
We are consultants for the regeneration of exhausted agricultural land and marginal land. Both these types of land can be brought into full production within one season with the HH-2 technology. With crops ranging from vines to vegetables we are able to greatly increase crop production with pest and disease free capabilities.
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HOW DO WE DO IT – HH-2
By operating the HH-2 system correctly we can solve many of the problems in agriculture today.
By solving the problems of Pests and Diseases in the Farming World we can completely avoid the use and production of all types of chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides and all types of mining for the basic elements in agriculture, namely N Pand K, become completely unnecessary. All these and the CO2 emitting methods of refining them become unnecessary.
Like no other manufactured system
For small scale operators our HH-2 superfast Composter units are ideal – with No moving parts – and No electrical hook up. They are self convecting and self condensing and proliferate the right type of fungi and bacteria for the manufacture of a consistent and reliable fertiliser/soil conditioner in one. One pair of HH-2 can produce 8 tons of finished HH-4 per year in the temperate climate and 12 tons a year in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is the design of HH-2 and the management process that is so effective.
WHAT MAKES THEM WORK
WE CULTURE SPECIFIC FUNGI AND BACTERIA TO PROLIFERATE OVER A SPECIFIC TIME FRAME – This renders all manner of wastes into perfect worm food with a carbon to nitrogen ratio of 10:1 and in conjunction with biochar and Volcanic rock dust you can easily make this optimum fertiliser/soil conditioner known as HH-4. The basis of this work was Albert Howard, the great agricultural pioneer who observed that the fertile forest floor was at the outset in the region of a 10:1 carbon to nitrogen ratio. Thus this is the basis of the research that has enabled Higgins to produce such an effective natural fertiliser and soil conditioner. Today it is being rolled out as the Howard-Higgins Horticultural System or better known as the HH-2 system.
Solve pests, disease and all your waste management problems at once with the HH-2 Horticultural System
The results are that all types of pests and disease will be reduced to an absolute minimum, meaning no slugs, snails or caterpillars, no aphids, black fly, green fly etc., eating your crops. This applies to all temperate, tropical and sub tropical zones. This has proven to be of great interest to the RHS’s head gardeners and assistants at Wisley and to the National Trust, Rothamsted, Niab, Wellsbourne Horticulrural Research International and to many Universities around the world.
With over 20 years of research, we are able:
TO CONDITION ANY SOIL TYPE – WITHOUT ANY KIND OF SOIL ANALYSIS to produce healthy and abundant crops in one season. This is a remarkable breakthrough in Agricultural technology. TESTED IN THE UK, FRANCE, INDIA AND AFRICA.
“FRESH HUMUS” (HH-4) HOLDS 20 TIMES ITS OWN WEIGHT IN WATER. (Oxford Real Farming Conference) Thus it is what is needed in modern day agriculture, what with climate change and increasing incidents of drought.
even the potato blight phytophthora infestans, which is an airborne blight, is done away with with the HH-2 technology.
For scaled operations we are suppliers of the HHI wheel hoe. By operating this simple tool weeding becomes a hundred times faster than by hand hoeing.
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By purchasing the HH-2 system you will embark on a journey of agricultural adventure and without any previous agricultural training or PhD etc., you will be able to produce abundant produce for yourself and the community around you. Being guaranteed for 25 years the system will progressively produce free food. Also the system can be used to process waste into HH-4 which can be sold at a premium price equating to the system paying for itself in five months.
Your soil will become continually micro-organically active and crops grown in this soil will contain fully synthesised protein rendering the crops unattractive to pests and disease. The health giving properties of food grown in this way is vastly increased as it contains much more minerals, vitamins and proteins and with many more times the anti oxidants than conventionally grown food.
Crop yields are increased and the attributes of disease resistance are passed on to the consumer; forming a stronger immune system for both animal and man.
|We exemplify our work for schools, colleges and Universities to expound these principles into farming today. Also for NGO’s and their training staff, such as CRS., OXFAM, UNICEF, WORLD VISION, SAVE THE CHILDREN and NORGESVEL, etc., who may wish to take this work to the rest of the world.|
The land at our Well End Micro-farm has not previously been ploughed for 45 years and and no expense of heavy mechanical subsoil treatment. We have employed deep rooting plants to crack the subsoil pan. Food grown in this way with the Zero Till/Low Till methods is much higher in minerals, vitamins and proteins and is ten times higher in anti-oxidants. And is therefore considered the fastest/safest route to Preventative Medicine (Howard).
This is the original science of Sir Albert Howard. Now reformulated
with the conclusive research of both Sustainable Agriculture London and The Good Gardeners charity, the Director, Richard Higgins has moved this work into international status and is now appealing for help to take this work to the needy peoples of the world.
Please see our appeals on the web site charity choice.co.uk
Surface water control/drainage is essential for times of heavy rainfall, thus many plants can keep growing, unhindered, in all weather conditions.
The Director of Rothamsted Research witnesses the 300% increase in crop production at our Well End micro-farm.
For all books please add the following postage (£’s) for your respective country:
UK 5.00 USA 11.40 South America 11.40 Canada 11.40 Australia, New Zealand 12.25 Europe 7.95 Africa, Asia 11.40 China 7.95 Malaysia 11.40 All prices in GBP please add to your order.
The original science from India is available in this title The Lost Science of Organic Cultivation.
price £25.00 + shipping
Farming and Gardening for Health or Disease, Howard, 1945.
sorry currently out of print, we hope to be printing soon.
The health benefits of Howard’s work can be studied in the title The Living Soil, Lady Eve Balfour, 1943.
sorry also out of print.
We are linked with The McCarrison Society: http://www.mccarrisonsociety.org.uk/latest
and soil carbon regeneration www.soil-carbon-regeneration.co.uk
All types of modern sustainable agricultural practises will benefit from the principles that we teach. These are missing in mainstream agriculture today the world over. They will play a large part in food security and disease prevention in crops and animals in the future.
If you wish to support our cause please donate to GGI stating what area of our work you would like to support. It is of the utmost importance that this science coming from the work of the great Sir Albert Howard CIE., MA., etc., who is now considered the Grandfather of organic farming, becomes available to the general public and the world-wide farming community.
Our Mother web site is Good Gardeners International, reg charity no. 255300, which is raising funds for our projects in Africa and around the world. See these under APPEALS.
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Planting potatoes with the GGI Wheel Plough – available from us. Email for details email@example.com Our soil is heavy London Clay but with our soil conversion kit, HH-2, we can plant potatoes with ease.
Good Gardeners International is affiliated with the Royal Horticultural Society
And you can visit our demonstration farm within the green belt of North London for the minimal price of £15 per head £7 for under 10 year olds, under 5’s go free. Come and visit our farm and see how we solve the problems of gardening and farming listed on this page.
We run courses at our UK farm, near London for those who purchase the system, and they are available throughout the spring and summer months
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