Introducing Nitrogen-fixing Beneficials

Introducing Nitrogen-fixing Beneficials

We started this series of articles on the role of ‘beneficials’ in natural farming with an overview that highlighted how everything from bats to bacteria can help you to maintain a healthy farm ecosystem.  Beneficials play a vital role in helping you to avoid the use...
From Bats to Bacteria! Enhancing Beneficials…

From Bats to Bacteria! Enhancing Beneficials…

In this latest series of blog posts, I am going to highlight some of the ways that we use Nature’s strategies so that we have no need at all to apply agrichemicals on our farm in order to manage pests. One of the most effective, responsible and long-lasting ways to...
Winter nourishment from biodynamic tree paste

Winter nourishment from biodynamic tree paste

As Avondale’s vines and fruit trees fall into dormancy at the end of Autumn, we turn our attention to another Biodynamic practice which has multiple benefits.  Tree paste, which is also used on vines and bushes is not one of the original practices offered by Rudolph...
How to make homeopathic remedies

How to make homeopathic remedies

In our last two posts on peppering, Peppering as Natural Animal Control and Peppering as Problem Weed Control, I mentioned that one of the ways to use these peppers is to make liquid homeopathic remedies with them. We outlined the method for making homeopathic...
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