Soil Health

Soil supports a living ecosystem and microbiota

Filmed at Mossy Willow Farm on the Mornington Peninsula, this video provides an introduction by market gardener Tom to regenerative farming techniques designed to enhance and feed healthy soils, including composting, crop rotation and companion planting. Soil scientist Declan explains how nitrogen-fixing plants work in a symbiotic relationship with bacteria to provide food for soil and for healthy plants

Tom says that adding compost to the soil is crucial for soil health - why do you think this is? What can you find out about the role of compost production and application in market gardening using a regenerative farming approach?