Techniques to Improve Soil

This section presents various techniques of soil improvement that we are planning to implement in our Ecological Garden.

No-dig gardening is a non-cultivation method used by many ecological and permaculture gardeners. This technique recognizes that micro and macro-biotic organisms constitute a “food web” community in the soil, necessary for the healthy cycling of nutrients and prevention of problematic organisms and diseases. This natural biosphere maintains healthy conditions in the upper soil horizons where annual plant roots thrive. Moisture is also retained more efficiently under mulch than on the surface of bare earth, allowing slower percolation and less leaching of nutrients.

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