Soil Food Web

GreenFriends Farm utilizes Soil Food Web (SFW) techniques to create the best soil possible for fruit trees.  SFW is a science of soil microorganisms and their interaction with plants and the earth. We are using SFW techniques to transform our hard clay soil that is bacterial dominant into a fungal dominant soil that is suitable for fruit trees.  For many years GreenFriends Farm hosted Dr. Elaine Ingham’s SFW course.

GreenFriends Farm is implementing the following SFW practices:

  • Regular applications of compost tea and compost extract
  • Heavy mulching with wood chips rich in fungal food
  • Making of thermal compost
  • Regular analysis of soil, compost and compost tea under microscope
  • Planting cover crops and companion plants to encourage beneficial microorganisms

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