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TOS#29: Horticulture Special #1: Compost’s Transformative Effect On Olive Orchard. With Graham Brookman (South Australia). | OrganicStream.org

TOS#29: Horticulture Special #1: Compost’s Transformative Effect On Olive Orchard. With Graham Brookman (South Australia). | OrganicStream.org | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
TOS#29: We discuss with Graham Brookman the unique benefits of compost use on the poor soils and olive orchard on his farm the Food Forest, and explore the challenges he faced, and the factors that lead to such a great success.
The Organic Stream's insight:

The first podcast episode of 2015 is now published!

We’re kicking off the year with a focus on the use of compost in horticulture – how compost use affects soil composition and soil health, and the plants or crops grown in it.

This week: Poor quality soil and delicate crops could have spelled disaster for South Australian organic farmer Graham Brookman, but with a steady use of compost, their property has transformed into a thriving business. We speak with Graham about how compost worked to saved his soils and his olive crops, explore the challenges he faced, and the factors that lead to such a great success.

Topics include: cost factors involved, sourcing compost, how best to apply compost to olive orchards, yield increase, saving water and reducing plant stress in a hot climate, and more.

Thanks to BiobiN® for making this episode possible.

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NY FarmNet is Helping to Reduce the Epidemic of Farmer Suicide On Their Home Soil

NY FarmNet is Helping to Reduce the Epidemic of Farmer Suicide On Their Home Soil | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Farming has the highest rate of suicide of any job. Food Tank speaks with NY FarmNet, a non-profit organization proactively working to support farmer families.
The Organic Stream's insight:

Farmer suicide is a serious and global matter and an indication that something is very wrong with our current system. How are we failing our farmers? What steps can we take to support them?


In our podcast episode on drought policy in Australia, Advocate for soil health General Michael Jeffery and Rhonda Daly of Ylad Living soils spoke with on the great challenges farmers face, including uncoordinated agricultural policy, land management, and the lack of support from banks, urban dwellers and the public sector, and what steps we can take to start supporting them better.


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