The Wonders of Woodchip
Date Published: 18th March 2022
Woodchip and mulches are underused tools in small-scale farming and have the potential to bring huge benefits to your growing enterprise without costing the planet.
In this video, Ben talks about how woodchip can be used as a natural mulch for weed suppression, as a growing medium for propagating plants, as a carbon-rich compost ingredient and as a natural soil health booster. Find out where to source it, what to look out for and how to use it to maximum effect.
Ben Raskin is committed to organic principles and loves sharing knowledge with amateurs and professionals. He is Head of Horticulture and Agroforestry at the Soil Association where he supports their network of growers and promotes organic principles and techniques.
Alongside his role at the Soil Association he gets involved in all sorts of other projects, like writing books and articles, and on farm advice and project management.
He is also co-chair of Defra’s edible horticultural roundtable and on the board of the Organic Growers Alliance and the Community Supported Agriculture Network UK
He has recently written a book on the subject of woodchip which you can find here: https://www.benraskin.com/general-8