The Dying Soil

Veronika Bond Humus

Photo: Patrick Hendry They say, the soil is more fertile after a fire. That’s only true, if there is enough soil on the ground. ‘Charcoal and ashes on the rocks’ — and no soil? Real forests, productive orchards and healthy vegetables won’t thrive there. Soil erosion is ‘the latest global problem’. Ecologists have written and warned about it for a …

Letter to the Earthworms

Veronika Bond Edaphon

Photo: Ricardo Gomez Angel Dear Earthworms, End of September 2017 we were given a small cardboard box. It contained about two or three hands full of garden soil, some fruit and vegetable scraps, and perhaps a dozen earthworms. We were delighted about the gift. Josh had prepared a worm hotel for you. It is made out of four large plastic …