A selection of articles from our annual magazine. Clover Magazine published by the Organic Trust CLG contains a wealth of information on all aspects of organic food and farming.
Java Republic Above and Beyond the Bean!
As you exit one of the million mini roundabouts that punctuate the road skirting the vast Ballycoolin web of industrial estates, your eyes are drawn to a huge glass and yellow façade that emanates from the skyline like the mighty bow of a ship.
Thomas Fouhy Building Soil with a Stockless, Min-till, Polyculture
Admittedly, being a grassland farmer from the Northwest, my grasp of arable farming is basic. When I left Thomas Fouhy’s farm, I was both enlightened and confused in equal measure – it took me days to process the sheer breadth of information he shared.
Klaus Laitenberger’s Nuffield Travels
I feel so privileged and lucky to have been selected as one of five Irish Nuffield scholars for 2018 to explore agricultural innovations, observe trends in global agriculture and, most importantly, to explore what the future of agriculture will be.
How to Create Fertility without Buying Fertiliser
There is a common misconception in the farming world that’s harming your profits and potentially your future. We’re led to believe – in increasingly clever and technical ways – that we need fertilisers in order to increase the productivity of pasture or meadow. But just as humans aren’t ‘statin deficient’ when they have a heart attack, grasslands aren’t ‘fertiliser deficient’ if their performance is poor.