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We've developed a new micro course on managing the soil biome.

This is a rapidly growing field of study - critical to agriculture, horticulture and environmental management.

Soil microorganisms were previously "out of sight -out of mind" ....but we are now understanding that they are critical to plant growth, control of carbon emissions, soil stability, and so much more.



Aquaponics is the ultimate system for home food production.

In a small space, you can grow both vegetables, fruit, herbs and edible fish.

It can be as simple or complex, and as small or large as you want


How Fruit Develops

By ACS Bookshop on December 20, 2017 in Horticulture / Gardening | comments
By understanding how fruit trees develop, grow and produce fruit, we can better understand how to treat them to produce and maintain healthier trees, and ultimately optimise the crops we are trying to grow.

Citrus oil can be extracted by either cold pressing or distillation methods. 

The type of citrus used and the method of extraction can impact considerably on the character and quality of the final product.



Growing the common mushroom is relatively easy for the amateur gardener.

If you want to grow mushrooms efficiently with a high level of productivity and on a commercial scale though; it takes a fairly high level of sophistication.


Click through to see the four basic stages of growing mushrooms; in a small extract taken from an ebook written by our staff -a unique and valuable resource for anyone who is serious about mushroom cultivation.