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Korean Natural Farming

Roots and All - Gardening Podcast

Release Date: 11/28/2022

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This week, my guest is David O’Carroll. David runs an 11 acre agroforestry learning centre in Totnes, Devon where he teaches natural farming methods, based on the techniques around Indigenous Microorganisms (IMO) and Korean Natural Farming (KNF). He focuses on building healthy soil to produce healthy plants and is both generous with his time and knowledge as he aims to share the details of his techniques to help other growers.

What We Talk About

What is Korean Natural Farming?

What is IMO? How do you make it? Why do you need it?

What is LAB? How does it help plants?

Is KNF as useful for ornamental plants as it is for edibles?

Do you need a lot of space to make the KNF preparations?

Preparations for home gardeners to try 

Links

www.ballaghbotanicals.co.uk

www.zerosoap.info 

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