The following points have been designed to answer a variety of questions that customers may have while browsing the website. For any additional information about Bonville Garden or Soil Science products, please contact us here.
Why Is Organic Important?
Organic is how all plants grow naturally. Organic means letting nature do it's job. Organic is the only way to operate a garden productively over the long term. Soil is a living eco system that has evolved over millions of years to grow plants . There are billions of arthropods, nematodes, protozoa, bacteria, fungi and other life forms living in the soil that help plants thrive. A natural soil amendment feeds and encourages these microorganisms to work effectively.
What is wrong with chemical fertilizers?
Chemical fertilizers do a quick and dirty job. In the short term they promote plant growth. In the long term they kill microorganisms, and can degrade the ability of soil to support plant life.
Where can I buy Soil Science amendments?
Right here on our web site, and at our our farm in Bonville. Our network of retail partners in eastern Ontario is just getting started. Soil Science carries some of the most effective amendments available on the market. Eventually we expect the brand to be a household word across Canada. If you would like to carry our amendments please contact us for pricing and terms.
What is regenerative farming?
Regenerative farming refers to using practices that work in harmony with the carbon cycle. Soil is the biggest carbon sink on earth. Human farming with the plow has been releasing carbon from the soil into the atmosphere for thousands of years. The fossil fuel revolution of the last 100 years has increased atmospheric carbon to levels that are dangerous. Regenerative farming can insert carbon back into the soil - where it belongs. Never leaving bare soil open is the most important tenet of regenerative farming, along with reducing or eliminating tillage and use of chemical inputs.
Can Soil Science help with the carbon cycle?
Leaves take carbon out of the air during photosynthesis, and send it to travel through the stem of the plant into the roots. Eventually some carbon exudes into the soil. Soil Science adds ingredients needed for soil to maintain a thriving eco system that absorbs carbon and holds it in.