My Organic Growing Influences in chronological order
My mother’s watercolour of me holding my tongue, so that i could get those tight boots on – painting by Barbara Cottam
My Mother (1921-2005)
Mum was really into trace minerals. Mum added things like potash ie ash from the fire ie potassium, chunks of charcoal, and hammered rusty nails into pawpaw trees. She grew the best pawpaws I have ever tasted. We children each had garden plots from a very young age. And she loved pottering around the garden with my son in tow.
My Father (1919-2013)
Dad bought me the book, Keyline Farming and Water for Every Farm by P A Yeomans when I was farming the family land. Later on, as a student in Townsville, I was amazed when I happened to rent a family home, with all furnishing in place and found that the owner of the house was P A Yeomans himself. The clue was that there were several copies of Water for Every Farm on the shelf.
My Uncle & Aunt
were graziers and cattle breeders and from them, I learnt many wonderful things, not least a love of living in the bush. We children worked a full day in sub-tropical temperatures in a rain shadow.
Rodale Press founded by Jerome Irving Rodale (1898 – 1971)
Keyline Farming by Percival Alfred Yeomans (1904 – 1984)
(Book: Water for Every Farm )
go here for my post about Yeomans: My Hero
BOGG Brisbane Organic Growers Group
No-Work Method by Ruth Stout of US.
No-Dig Garden by Esther Dean of Aust. (Book: Growing Without Digging)
Permaculture by Bill Mollison
Bill Mollison and Masanobu Fukuoka
Bill Mollison & David Holmgren Cairns Permaculture Convergence 2010 – a rare moment
Rudolph Steiner BioDynamics (BD)
Do Nothing Gardening by Masanobu Fukuoka full page here
Soil Food Web by Dr Elaine Ingham
“SOIL BIOLOGY PRIMER” is a wonderful small book authored by Elaine R. Ingham, Andrew R. Moldenke, Clive A. Edwards
buy the book or download the PDF or read online