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Walter Jehne at the Seoul International Conference

on Urban Agriculture

8 - 11 November, 2021

Keynote presentation to the 9th Korean Urban Agriculture Conference, 

Urban Agriculture: Humanity’s last chance to secure its habitats and safe cooler climate.

WATER USE EFFICIENCY - WICKING BAGS

10 X WUE, LIMITING LOSSES AND COMPETITION

To help catalyse direct practical action and outcomes, Regenerate Earth has designed and would like to make available wicking bags’ to everyone globally to aid their urban agriculture outcomes. 

Wicking bags are simple, cheap innovations made from locally recycled waste plastic to massively aid the opportunities for, efficiency of and production from urban agriculture.

While simple, cheap and highly flexible so as to be of service in diverse sites, the use of such wicking bags has the potential to fundamentally enhance the efficiency, ease, equity and value of most urban and village farming and food production systems. Given that some 80% of the food eaten by humanity already comes from such gardens often via the hard work of poor women, making this much easier, more secure and productive can contribute greatly to securing our future food needs.

WickingBags

Phill Lee demonstrates the Chinampas, floating garden

March 01, 2021

Phill gives us a fun and informative tour through his chinampas garden which he built very simply and successfully in his backyard

URBAN AGRICULTURE

 

Common-Sense
Compost Making

by the Quick Return Method

by

Maye E. Bruce

This book describes a way of making compost, i.e. humus, which is simply, labour saving (no turning) and quick, both in ripening the compost and in getting results in the soil. It is adaptible to all conditions and to every size and type of garden, allotment or farm, the process being based on nature's own methods.

Miss Bruce tells how to make use of the natural heat of disintegration, which liberates the vitality of the plants; how to retain that vitality within the heap, and how to quicken both the disintegration of plants and the energizing of humus by treating the heap with a simple activator. This is a herbal solution which contains in living plant form the chief elements necessary to plant life; formulae are given.

Further reading..

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A short book by Maye E. Bruce is about early compost work and the role of herbal biostimulants to make Q.R. compost. Her simple explanations are very good and is recommended reading!

 

It is provided by Journey to Forever and came via the works of Gerry Gillespie and his 'Returning Organics to Soil'

 

"A very viable covered alternative, inoculated using herbs, is a smaller batch system used during World War II to grow vegetables in the UK. It is a very high quality product, very dense in humus content. This was designed by Maye Bruce. Her compost takes only 6 weeks from start to finish. Her entire 32 page book is available free." G.G.