Decay is not the opposite of life, but a prerequisite for it. Especially when it comes to soil.
Living soil – decomposing, dirty, worm-filled, and thriving – hosts microorganisms, essential for growth and prosperity. They weave the foundation for a continued and flourishing biological diversity, not only vital to the plants, but to the animals and humans that depend on the ecosystems that they inhabit.
In essence, life starts from the soil up, and soil starts with decay.
But there is a catch. A non-negotiable. These crucial microorganisms can only prosper in biologically sound, untampered conditions; untilled soils, free of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. And that is why we want home growers and farmers alike to embrace the natural, beautiful, and glorious process of decay, along with the germs, fungi, and creepy crawlers that, in the end, are the only things making sustainable life, as we know it, possible.