When we pull harvest from the garden, week after week, we are taking from the garden ecosystem. We are taking from the soil.
Here in Southern California, where we can harvest year-round (with a seasonally-appropriate crop mix), that means we are taking from the soil constantly. In order to maintain basic soil fertility, we must always be building-building-building up our soil.
That means compost, it means mulch, it means worm castings, it means doing all the things that cultivate rich, alive, healthy organic garden soil.
Here are some resources we mentioned during the Jan 10 class: Continue reading “Resources for my Soil Building class”