Growing for Nutrition SuAgLon
Welcome to Sustainable Agriculture London- the home of Well End Permaculture International, RegenAg and Agroecology techniques. We are an off-grid micro farm and teaching center in South Hertfordshire. We run courses for the public on sustainable living and how you will improve the soil by more intensive organic farming techniques. We promote green, brown and black carbon farming read more….and low till and zero till soil management. Sir Albert Howard lived 1897-1947. His method of black carbon farming was second to none and sequesters three times more carbon than any above ground growth (Lawton). Zero Till and Low Till management results in more nutrients being transferred into the roots of plants and therefore into the fodder for animals and food for humans. The fertility making work of Sir Albert Howard, whose work was the founding cause of the Soil Association, is explained within these pages. The work of Sir Albert is now all but forgotten. It is the work of Sustainable Agriculture London to re-introduce these back into farming today. - there are often widely conflicting statistical figures on various subjects. For instance I have come across the figures in different places that state that it takes Nature 1,000 years to produce 1 inch of top soil. And elsewhere it can take Nature 500 years to produce 2 or 3 centimetres of top soil. Fact – The HH-2 system, developed from Howard’s science, creates top soil in 90 days. (John Innes Laboratory, Suffolk, England)
Recent other areas of interest from various quarters
Radio 4 Broadcast
President Obama is working with Mike Ryman to introduce (albeit) Synthetic minerals back into farming along with composting – that’s wonderful news
better late than never. SHAME ABOUT UK AGRICULTURE THOUGH THEY GO ON THINKING AGRICULTURE IS LIKE ANY OTHER BUSINESS – JUST FOR PROFIT . NO IT’S NOT. YOU CANNOT JUST TREAT THE EARTH LIKE A MACHINE. IT IS NOT A MACHINE. IT IS A LIVING THING with billions of organisms per cubic cm. UNTIL AGRICULTURE COMES TO THIS UNDERSTANDING AND TREATS THE EARTH AND ANIMALS WITH SOME RESPECT WE WILL GO ON GETTING THE SAME RESULTS.
Upcoming courses new dates for courses will be posted here in 2014
31st July – 11th August 2014
Post and Rail Kitchen
this season on your land or at the Well End Micro-farm
to avoid disappointment if you are indisposed to attend a course you have paid for insurance may be useful.
I have personally found that by adding this Volcanic Rock Dust to my cropping system I have improved my health dramatically. I had a compound fracture in my right arm many years ago and doctors told me I would later get arthritis as a result. I indeed contracted the condition in 2012 and blamed the damp weather. When I cropped the first harvest that had the benefit of volcanic rock dust my condition went away in a few weeks and other general aches and pains too, like weak wrists etc.,This product also produces more cold and damp resistant plants. We are official suppliers of Volcanic Rock Dust for the South east of England. Soil depletion and minerals: read more. Rock Dust for Soils: read more
A Fly in the ointment of agriculture (which doesn’t address the mineral issue)
How GM food and GE technology can detriment the world by trying to take agriculture away from humanity and manipulate it into a globally owned business. If you Google GMO foods you get all the bad stuff about GM not any good stuff – what does that tell you about global opinion? Some say ‘what does that tell you about Google!’
11 year old gives a TEDX lecture …see video Richard Higgins speaks at anti GM rally at Rothamsted park – Health and Food and Hope. …see video and Seize the Day plays …see video GM herbicides are found to cause cancer in rats …see video Related
- GM Meeting in London. The relevance of Health and GM products
- Monsanto Loses In Europe! — Victory for Environmental Organisations
- Monsanto Protection Act May Soon Be Repealed Thanks to Activism
- Worldwide March Against Monsanto Protests – May 25th 2013
- 5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion
- Monsanto Guilty of Chemical Poisoning in France
- China Incinerates 3 US Shipments of Genetically Modified Corn
- Peru joins the List of Countries Banning Monsanto and GMOs!
- How Glyphosate destroys human cells
- Join the Non-GMO Tipping Point Network
How supermarkets are pushing to supply GMO’s read more… The Micro-farm at Well End and this web site are based on the original science of Sir Albert Howard MA.,C.I.E., who turned around agriculture in many countries to produce pest and disease free crops, even on a monoculture scale without the use of fossil fuels. This site pulls together the work of Howard, MacCarrison, Balfour,Turner, Sykes, Faulkner, Guest and The Good Gardeners Association, for the purpose of teaching and demonstrating Black Carbon sequestration and sustainable waste management and agricultural/ horticultural technique known as HHS, the Howard-Higgins System. We employ no chemicals, synthetic or biological and obtain optimum healthy crops. Optimum health is derived from healthy food and healthy rejuvenated water (SH -9)
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 OXFAM and NORGESVEL, etc., who may wish to take this work to the rest of the world. We are situated on heavy London clay and so have initially required a double amount of the recommended annual dressing of compost/fertiliser..HH-4. This system is known as Black Carbon Farming. This land had not previously been cultivated for 35 years and without the expense of mechanical subsoil treatment, we have employed deep rooting plants to crack the subsoil pan. Food grown in this way with the Zero Till method is much higher in minerals, vitamins and proteins and is ten times higher in anti-oxidants.
This is the original science of SIr Albert Howard of waste management for farms, gardens, allotments and community living and how to incorporate it into agriculture or any growing system with updates from India 1997. Any size mixed farm can make all it’s own fertiliser, reducing external inputs to zero. £20 + p&p firstname.lastname@example.org
The Results of Howard’s work worldwide can be studied in the title
Farming and Gardening for Health or Disease, Howard,1945 re printed in 2005
available from SuAgLon £10.00 + p&p email@example.com
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“ Our Patron – Julie Felix We met Julie Felix who featured in a local concert that was put on to raise money for one of our course takers at Well End who is building bio digestors for an orphanage on the Island of Lwaja, Lake Victoria. At this event Julie became our patron. Low Impact Living Initiative –