Drought and the importance of humus creation

Drought and the importance of humus creation

South Africa is suffering from a drought and many farmers are experiencing crop failure, or decreased harvests. Never has the condition of our soil health been more important. Ensuring that the soil is balanced and can provide all the nutrients required for healthy...
Cows & their role in nature’s chain at Avondale

Cows & their role in nature’s chain at Avondale

Avondale’s ethos Terra Est Vita or Soil is Life is not a corporate strapline. It is the philosophy by which we farm; a living system where everything from the earth itself to the animals, people and buildings are integrated in our circle of life. We have a small heard...
How to Create Stable Humus – Compost

How to Create Stable Humus – Compost

In the second article in our series on humus we highlighted the four main reasons why humus is depleted in our soils, including conventional farming’s failure to build organic matter in the soil. One of the key ways to tackle this issue is compost. Adding compost to...
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