We are asking for a donation of a farm so that we can teach these age old revolutionary methods in the UK for the benefit of farming worldwide.
We currently have over 40,000 hits between this web site and Good Gardeners International web site. There is a big move to saving the planet with Sustainable Agriculture. 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 turn it into fertiliser. IE., from towns, Villages and Schools etc.,
One big feature of Sustainable Agriculture is that it should know how to grow pest and disease free crops. Good Gardeners International is the mother organisation and can receive donations under the DONATIONS TAB at the top of the Web site.
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.
The HH-2 system
The HH-2 system of growing is easier and a lot simpler than ‘Biodynamic’, ‘Bio Intensive farming’, and the double digging system. It is more scientific than esoteric. Our options show how less machinery is needed, less fuel is needed but increased profits can easily be achieved. This is not a new science but rather is the result of the work of the great Sir Albert Howard MA., CIE., etc.,
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.
We teach zero till and low till systems for horticulture/vegetable growing. The Good Gardeners have been practising no dig gardening for 50 years. This involves non powered machinery and empowers indigenous peoples to produce high quality food entirely by themselves, without relying on fossil fuels, chemicals or oil driven machinery.
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.
In order to feed the growing populations in these times of climate change it will be necessary to incorporate the basic understanding that more people need to produce higher quality food. Rather than fewer people producing an abundance of low quality, low nutrient value food that is solely produced with the use of fossil fuels, chemicals and large machinery. This system of agritech farming consumes much larger quantities of irrigation water and produces inferior crops that are not able to resist pests and disease without the use of ever increasing toxic cocktails of synthetic chemicals. In short mainstream agriculture is going in the opposite direction to sustainable agriculture and will be able to feed less people as the soil depletes beneath their feet.
While expedience can be met by scaling up and mechanising, while fossil fuels are still affordable, the same basic principle of the full law of return has to be met.
Sustainable systems should rely more on closed loop systems as far as possible and this means producing all necessary inputs from your own holding or farm. This is sustainable Agriculture and if we address this principle the need for mining of phosphorus and potassium and the manufacture of synthetic nitrogen can cease. If the age old system of mixed farming were practised again this would be easily achievable.
By treating all manner of organic wastes locally which would otherwise be transported at huge cost to different waste facilities, such as Bio Digestors, dumped into landfill, or incinerated producing PCB’s or processed into an inferior soil conditioner and transported, again at great cost, back to agriculture, we teach and demonstrate how to turn these wastes into optimum fertiliser/soil conditioner in 90 days on site, so any farmer can produce his own fertiliser to grow his own animal feed and supply his crop nutrient requirements himself.
This means that every farmer could/should become a recycler and produce his own fertiliser for free, rather than relying on the current costly method of importing animal feeds and organic manures which are liable to be of inferior, un-guaranteed quality, onto his farm. One of the main reasons farmers find they can’t do this is because they are not running mixed farms, they are running mono farms. This is the error of our times and the cause of the rise of soil infertility and the onslaught of pests and diseases that cannot be reliably or sustainably checked by chemical methods.
This optimum fertiliser/soil conditioner is known as HH-4 and is complete in its manufacture in 90 days. It is a plant medicine, a tree medicine and second to none. Anyone who purchases the HH-2 system will be able to produce the reliable and consistent end product HH-4. John Innis Labs inspected HH-4 and suggested that we were able to manufacture fertile top soil. Something that takes Nature between 500 – 1,000 years to produce.
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. Please see our sister web site for the package deals. Once you tell us where you are situated we can quote you for the appropriate package.
Thus we are able to grow high quality food everywhere. This can be done often much nearer the place where it is consumed, saving vast amounts of fuel in transport and thus sequester maximum amounts of carbon. This is known as BLACK CARBON FARMING and is a soil based economy.
we have to revert to a soil based economy which does not pollute, employs everyone and will enhance soil fertility and will help feed the growing population on a sustainable basis.
You cannot keep taking out 100% yields from your fields and only put back chemicals or a tiny amount of raw manure or un-suitable recycled green waste. This is the route to failure for the entire agricultural system of the West. Western Agriculture has announced that we only have 100 harvests left – but they said this 4 years ago…..apparently Northern Hertfordshire and and Cambridgeshire have announced that they only have 10 harvests left. (2016)
HOW DO WE DO IT – HH-2
By operating the HH-2 system correctly we can solve most of the problems in agriculture today.
By solving the problems of Pests and Disease in the Farming World we can completely avoid the use and production of all types of chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. All these and the CO2 emitting methods of producing them become completely unnecessary.
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 for the manufacture of a consistent and reliable fertiliser/soil conditioner in one. It is the design of HH-2 and the management process that is so effective. Write to us with your requirements and we will quote the right package for you.
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 you can easily make this optimum fertiliser/soil conditioner known as HH-4. This was the work of Albert Howard, the great agricultural pioneer who observed that the fertile forest floor was at the outset in the region of 10:1 carbon to nitrogen. Thus this was the basis of his research into producing a similar natural fertiliser and soil conditioner.
The results are that all types of pests and disease will be reduced to an absolute minimum, meaning no slugs, snails or caterpillars etc.,
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. TESTED IN THE UK, INDIA AND AFRICA.
“FRESH HUMUS” (HH-4) HOLDS 20 TIMES ITS OWN WEIGHT IN WATER. (Oxford Real Farming Conference) Thus this is what is needed in modern day agriculture.
RESULT: NO SLUGS, NO SNAILS, NO CATERPILLARS, NO APHIDS etc., and much more drought resistant crops.
even airborne blight phytophthora infestans is done away with.
We are suppliers of the HH wheel hoe. By operating this simple tool weeding becomes a hundred times faster than by hand hoeing.
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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.
Crop yields are increased and these attributes of disease resistance are passed on to the consumer forming a stronger immune system.
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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 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 cultivated for 40 years and without the 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 Preventative Medicine (Howard).
This is the original science of Sir Albert Howard. Now reformulated with the research of Richard Higgins, the Director, on waste management strategy for farms, gardens, allotments, sustainable communities and Eco Villages etc., and how to incorporate it into agriculture today.
For all books please add the following postage (£’s) for your respective country:
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
The original science from India is available in this title The Lost Science of Organic Cultivation.
Farming and Gardening for Health or Disease, Howard, 1945. price £10.00 Available here
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The health benefits of Howard’s work can be studied in the title The Living Soil, Lady Eve Balfour, 1943. Price £10.00 Available here
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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 would 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 through us. and thus become available to the world-wide farming community.
Our sister web site is Good Gardeners International, reg charity no. 255300, which is raising funds for our projects in Africa and around the world.
You can visit our demonstration farm within the green belt of North London for the minimal price of £14 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 and they are available throughout the spring and summer months
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