Story of a worm farmer

Story of a worm farmer

At the moment (early 2024), we are celebrating 10 years of commercial worm farming! Lee often gets asked how he got started. Here’s our story: In the beginning Waaaaay back in the day, Lee was a carpenter. He apprenticed with his dad Col, just as Col had before...
Grower stories: Jason’s pasture

Grower stories: Jason’s pasture

Jason Simmons of The Overseer Saddlery at Armidale, NSW, is one of our Biocast stockists. He runs cattle on his 500 acre property, and has been using Biocast since 2017. He predominantly uses it as a seed dressing, and once a year as a foliar spray. Jason has as very...
The scoop on vermi-liquids

The scoop on vermi-liquids

There are heaps of different terms out there to describe the liquids produced as a result of some sort of worm composting process – largely because there are so many different ways vermiculture can be done! They can be broken into four categories. These are...
Get more with multi-species

Get more with multi-species

Get more with multi-species planting As we look around our island at the moment, we see it becoming brown, and our neighbours are struggling to have feed for their animals. Yes, lack of rain is starting to bite; but we’re also in the time of awkwardness that happens...
Measuring Success

Measuring Success

Say you’re wanting to improve your soil (well, you get these emails so you probably are!). And you know you need to change things up, because you can see that what’s been happening on your land has been leading to some undesirable symptoms. Maybe compacted soils that...
Opportunistic Farming

Opportunistic Farming

Are you ready for low rain? Perhaps you’re already experiencing it? Within the lifetime of our 5 year old, we have had severe drought, the black summer fires, and some of the worst flooding on record. Just how is one expected to farm productively in this highly...
Inoculating seedlings with Biocast

Inoculating seedlings with Biocast

Inoculating seedlings with Biocast Soaking the roots of your new plant in Biocast just before planting or repotting is a great way to help your plant sail through transplant shock. What is seedling, or root inoculation? Inoculation simply means that your seedling or...
Inputs explained

Inputs explained

Lee caught up with special guest David Hardwick, argoecologist from Soil Land Food to discuss the different types of farming inputs on the market today. David demystefies inputs by breaking them into four categories: Fertilisers, soil amendments, biostimulants, and...