Issue 57: UK & Ireland

Organic & Regenerative

One of the reasons we are so passionate about making this magazine is to share our love for sustainable growing methods that are good for plants, people, and the planet. To be clear, I am not against mineral nutrients; I have been growing with them for over 20 years. However, I am against chemical pesticides and fungicides and Big Ag’s destruction of our earth’s soil. We are for building healthy soil and finding ways to grow your fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, herbal medicines, and foraging when possible.

This edition is chock full of great articles on various organic-themed subjects, including something from one of Canada’s greatest growers and our newest writer, Dustan McLean. His article, “Organoponics 2.0”, details his hybrid cultivation method that blends the best of organic and minerals. Our editor, Catherine Sherriffs, interviewed various regenerative growing experts for this edition and writes about building edible perennial gardens and the trendy topic of chaos gardening. You’ll also learn about biochar, foliar feeding, banker plants, living soil, and our universal hatred for aphids.

We all want the same thing: a beautiful, bountiful, healthy garden. This edition will help you on that journey.


In this issue

Alex Grows Food

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

With a PhD in Computational Physics, his focus wasn’t on gardening until lockdown when he experienced the reality of food quality and shortages and developed some health issues.

Welsh Worms

Pembrokeshire, Whales, United Kingdom

James Taylor (Tay) of Welsh Worms is obsessed with creating top-quality compost to feed his soil. Nothing but the best for the plants that feed us!

A Guide To Creating A Regenerative, Sustainable Garden Space

Regenerative gardens work closely with nature and are highly productive. Catherine Sherriffs offers tips for creating a sustainable and eco-friendly space.

Embrace the Chaos and Leave the Ego at the Garden Gate

Those so-called gardening rules are out the window; it’s time to embrace the chaos, spread some seeds, and see what takes. Catherine Sherriffs explains.