Our first blog posts will be dedicated to all the people who have inspired us until now, be it books, podcasts, schools, educators and other farms. We hope to add news and articles of interest as we get into Spring 2022!
First post comes from Louisa Cummins, Farmer and Teacher@Boccatorta
Since 2016 I have been researching innovation in organic farming and trying to learn how to achieve the dream of this farm. There are so many dedicated, passionate people out there who are trying to work for change - small and large impact. and I have chosen the ones that really helped, supported and inspired me!
ORGANIC FARMING/SUSTAINABLE METHODS
Sepp Holzer - Permaculture Farmer
Masanobu Fukuoka - Farmer
Gloria Gelmi - Permaculture Expert - (who helped get us connected and more)
Radford Mill Farm - Organic/Woofers Where Louisa WOOF'd
The Hidden Half of Nature
The Hidden Life of Trees
Soil Science for Gardeners
No Dig Method
For the Love of Soil
The Market Gardener
My dad - Roger Gould and my Mum - Jeanne
And a massive thank you to the CSA regular customers since 2018
EDUCATORS AND INSPIRATIONAL SCHOOLS
A special mention to Jane Sutherland of Strawberry Fields, who has been my local rock since 2019!
And finally the 2 that have really made an impact on me (Louisa) in the last months are
Braiding Sweetgrass is an outstanding read which is so much more than just education or agronomy, I have learned a lot and will try to apply some if the philosophy in this book into our educational approach!