News

New phone line

 

Today we got the news that the installation of our new phone line will be completed on Wednesday 2nd August. This means our phone line and broadband service will be running midnight on the beginning of Thursday 3rd August. 

 

This will bring an end to the many technical problems we've been experiencing with the phone and internet service. We will also have a new local telephone number, which is now on our website, and will be live on our Facebook page shortly. It will also be added to our vans, and our literature as well. 

 

It is going to be a joyous occasion! 

Revitalising the earth for the benefit of the soil, and our food. 

We took a trip into the fields to check out the progress of the seeds we planted several months ago, and they are coming on fantastically! We planted a mixture with strong tap roots, which stabilise plant matter around them, and hugely improve the soil structure and organic matter levels. Over time these will be turned into humus compost.

Here we have planted red clover, chicory and cocksfoot, although there are still remnants of ryegrass here, which, alongside clover, is used in building the fertility of the soil.

What is humus compost, and why do we use it?

  • Humus compost is used to return formerly rich, fertile soils to their original state after they have been degraded and many of their nutrients and beneficial properties have been removed.

  • Humus compost is made up of organic matter (decomposed plant material), which improves soil structure by clumping soil particles thus preventing water runoffs and the drying out of clay soils.

  • It helps prevent erosion of soil microbes such as fungi and bacteria, and earthworms, which recycle the nutrients for plant use – this is called humification.

  • Humus compost is a much higher quality than other composts because, rather than just breaking organic matter down and spreading it onto the soil, we are breaking the organic matter down and then building it back up.

  • Unlike manure, humus compost activates microbes and earthworms without harming plants.

  • Humus composting is a much more holisitic approach to cultivation, and not simply about the here and the now.

  • It helps to create a healthy, good quality tillable land, which creates an eco-system which helps microbes and earthworms thrive, without destroying plant matter surrounding it. 

So, not only are we looking after ourselves with what we put into our bellies, but we're also looking after the earth, and the small creatures within it! 

We are located at:

Bridgefoot Organic Co-Op

Bridgefoot

Newmachar

Aberdeenshire

AB21 7PE

Contact us today!

You can contact us Mon-Thur with any queries or to arrange a delivery:

 

0131 6188116 0131 6188116

veg@bridgefootorganics.co.uk

Or use our contact form.

Opening Hours:

 

Office: Mon-Thurs: 9am - 4pm

Fri: Office closed, deliveries only

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