Growing Nutrient Dense Food

You'll find heaps of info here on growing nutrient dense food but don't forget our booklet range includes Growing Nutrient Dense Food  and  The Art of Composting, both are essential reading for improving the quality of your produce.

The Path to Nutrient Dense Food 

Since the industrial agricultural revolution we have seriously depleted over 90% of the earths best agricultural soils. Our health is suffering enormously, because our food does not contain the essential nutrition that the cells of our bodies need to function normally read more


Growing Plants from Seed and Growing Nutrient Dense Food

We have produced this brochure which gives information on these important topics. Click here to view the brochure. It can be downloaded in pdf form here.



Growing Tips for many of the most common families and crops

Regeneration Machines

In this article from our 2019 Seed Catalogue Kay talks about plants, photosynthesis and regeneration read more

The Climate Emergency – a solution is literally beneath our feet!

Another article from our 2019 Seed Catalogue, this one by Gail


Nutrient Dense Food and Carbon Sequestration using Local Sourced Fertiliser - Kay Closes The Loops

Back in 2016 Kay wrote this series of blogs that contain heaps of information about biointensive growing, growing nutrient dense food and much more. This series of ten blog articles can be found below:

As a follow up to her "Closing the Loop" blogs Kay has written a follow up blog on her progress one year on from cutting out commercial fertiliser

Fertiliser recipes for growing Nutrient Dense Food

In the blogs listed above are a number of recipes for making fertilisers to enable you to grow nutrient dense food. These are listed here to make accessing them easier but there is important information in the blogs listed above about how Kay uses these recipes.

How to grow nutrient dense food (includes fertiliser recipe) This information is also available as a leaflet that can be downloaded here

CalPhos Recipe

Video on making CalPhos

Kay's homemade liquid fertiliser 

Kay's homemade tomato fertiliser recipe

Fertilising potatoes

Fish fertiliser recipe

Growing tips for most crops

Mineral accumulators chart A quick reference chart showing the most appropriate trees to grow in our forest gardens to ensure a wide range of minerals are accumulated and recycled and / or gathered to use in the vege garden for compost

Improving the soil with clay/ bio char

Biofert recipe from the PRI (Permaculture Research Institute) in Australia

For heaps more information on biochar check out our appropriate technology section

This paper from the EcoSanRes Programme and the Stockholm Environment Institute written about recycling human urine and humanure has been very useful

We use brix measurements to assess how successful our fertilising is being and how nutrient dense our plants are. Brix is measured using a refractometer. Here are instructions on how to use a refractometer

Here is an interesting article from Acres USA about brix levels and their impact on pest damage to plants.

Organic versus Nutrient Dense Food

What is the difference between Organic Food and Nutrient Dense Food? Find out more here

Crop Health Transitions: Identifying Key Stages of Plant Resilience

By John Kempf

Our vision and our mission is to help farmers produce healthy crops which are insect and disease resistant and have no need for toxic insecticides and fungicides. We can accomplish this goal by providing farmers with knowledge of how diseases and insect pests interact with growing plants, tools to monitor crop health in the field, and information and materials which can be used to increase and enhance plant health…read more!

Food for people

By James Andrews

High quality, nutrient dense food supplies all the minerals and vitamins necessary for human health and wellbeing while low quality, nutrient deficient food leaves its consumers open to diseases of the body and mind.  Nutrient deficient plants need agrichemical props to survive. Nutrient deficient humans need drugs and doctors to survive ... read more