Advancing Organic Biology for a Sustainable Future
T. Harrington, a soil biologist specializing in sustainable agriculture and regenerative farming, has been contracted to restore agricultural lands in South Africa including a recent orchard field damaged by hail at the beginning of 2023 which did significantly well in its recovery stages thus far after implementing Harington’s methods. The project aims to restore the orchard to its former productive state while also implementing sustainable and regenerative practices.
The objectives of the project are:
Assess the soil content and its structure to see what would be needed to have the best possible land fertility.
Implement sustainable orchard management practices.
Monitor and evaluate the success of the restoration project.
Soil Restoration: Continuation
The soil in the orchard will be restored using sustainable methods. This will involve adding organic matter to the soil to improve its fertility and structure. The soil will also be treated with compost tea, which is a natural fertilizer that promotes healthy soil microbial activity. The use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides will be avoided, as they can harm the environment and the health of the trees.
Plans moving forward: 2023 Consultation Continuation
Assess the extent of the damage caused by the hail and develop a restoration plan.
Restore the soil health and fertility of the orchard using sustainable methods.
"Sustainable agriculture is not only about production but also about resilience and sustainability in the long-term." T. Harrington