04 Dec Testimonial by Dr Natasha
REMIN for TREES, VEG & FRUIT on the FARM!
Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride
I had been reading about rock dust for a few years prior to my family getting a farm. Rock dust was being researched for more than 100 years all over the world as the best fertiliser for the soil, as a healing remedy for the land, plants and animal, and as a substance that can protect from radiation and toxic chemicals.
So, when we got a farm, we started using REMIN volcanic rock dust (REMIN) immediately. We mixed it with the horse manure / woodchip compost that we make on the farm and we used this mixture for planting some 1,000 trees and bushes on our land. As we started growing vegetables, we used the same mixture in our gardens. We practice no-dig or no-till gardening, where we build beds out of mixture of compost and REMIN and plant seed into this mixture.
Our land was conventionally farmed with chemicals for some 100 years before we bought it. There was virtually no topsoil left to speak of. The land was severely damaged. After only eight years of natural regenerative organic farming this plot of land is now unrecognisable!
The trees are growing beautifully, and our orchards are giving us a good crop of fruit, walnuts and hazelnuts. Our vegetable gardens provide plenty of vegetables for us, our volunteers, and our animals. We fill 4 large chest freezers with berries every year. Our birds, animals and bees are thriving. Our pastures are getting better every year, particularly when we have enough compost with REMIN to spread over the fields. We haven’t visited a supermarket for years as the farm provides us with all the food we need: meat, eggs, milk, vegetables and fruit. It is a joy to watch healthy and happy birds, animals and humans living together and creating their wonderful home together!
We are all worried about our Planet, but Nature has amazing resilience! No matter how damaged a plot of land is, by using natural methods we can regenerate it! No scale is too small. The more plots of land we have, where only natural methods are used, the more hope our Planet has! REMIN is harvested from quarries where ancient basalt is cut. It has the right combination of minerals and trace elements for all life forms, from soil microbes, worms, insects to plants, animals, birds and humans. All we need to do is to mix this natural dust with manure or compost to allow microbes to make the minerals available for the plants. It is a wonderful tool for regenerating our Planet, one piece of land at a time!
SOME NOTES ON Dr Natasha: Dr Natasha is a regenerative farmer. In 2012 her family has purchased some land in East Anglia in the UK, damaged by industrial agriculture. Volunteers from all over the world come to Dr Campbell-McBride’s farm to learn about sustainable and regenerative farming.
She is a keynote speaker at many professional conferences and seminars around the world and frequently gives talks to health practitioners, patient groups and associations. She is also a Member of The Society of Authors, The British Society for Ecological Medicine, and is a Director on the Advisory Board of The Weston A Price Foundation.