HUMUS, the black gold of the earth

Veronika Bond Books

Books on humus are relatively rare. This the more surprising, the more you realise how important this stuff is! Our current era has been declared the ‘Decade of Soils’, because humus is expected to run out within the next 60 years. That’s serious. Without humus, there will be no food, no plants, no animals, no humans, no life on earth. …

Miraculous Abundance

Veronika Bond Books

We recently finished reading a beautiful book called Miraculous Abundance by Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer. “Nothing prepared us to become farmers,” Charles writes in the introduction. “Perrine was an international lawyer; I was a sailor.” Having bought a small farm in a Normandy valley, Perrine and Charles moved into their new home — a thatched old farmhouse — in 2004 …

The Humus Revolution

Veronika Bond Books

Can we heal the soil, save the climate and change our food habits? Ute Scheub and Stefan Schwarzer believe we can. In their book Die Humusrevolution (The Humus Revolution, 2017) we can read that monoculture, agrochemicals and CO2 emissions are destroying the planet, and if we don’t do something fast, then we’ll all starve to death. This grim message is …