This Fast Track VIDEO is all about worms! Bruce gives Hugo an overview of the rundown state of his farm when he arrived. It looked alright but soon was overrun with African Lovegrass and blackberries indicating an acidic soil.
Bruce did not follow the practice of poisoning and burning but instead turned to worms! The result was feed throughout a long drought at a very low cost.
Bruce then shows David Davidson his worm farms and they reveal how they grow worms, feed worms, harvest worms and finally apply the worm products to the paddock. Lots of handy tips along the way.
Dr. Maarten Stapper joins the discussion which includes the amazing benefits of worms and the work that they do including getting rid of heavy metals.
We thank Bruce and Heidi Davison for the willing contribution they have given to Farming Secrets members and also to their wider community. Also to David and Beth Davidson for participating on the day and for Dr. Maarten Stapper. All of you have generously shared your time, knowledge, learning and practical experiences with us.
For all farmers who wants to improve their soil fertility using worm juice and worm castings.
Bruce and Heidi Davison live at Candelo in Southeast NSW and were recent winners of the prestigious GAIA award 2012. So after the award night we went to catch up and see what improvements had been made since our last visit.
Hugo interviews Bruce to find out the history of the farm. Bruce and his wife, Heidi arrived at the farm with a clear plan to use worm juice as a fertiliser and to work with the principles of biological farming.
Bruce Davison of Candelo Salers which is a ‘Beef Only’ grazing property owned and operated by Bruce and Heidi Davison. The farm is on the Far South Coast of New South Wales, in the Bega Valley. They breed Salers-Angus composite cattle and have a few black poled Salers purebreds. The cattle are pasture fed only, rotationally grazed and they use low-stress cattle handling methods. Their cattle are robust and quiet, are hormone growth promotant free and are anti-biotic free. Bruce is keen on composting worms which quickly and efficiently turn cow manure and other organic waste into worm castings at almost no cost. He says that they work 24 hours a day 7 days a week requiring only food and water in return.