Working with nature to benefit all.

Humankind needs SoilKind!

Healthy soils are those that are full of life. Be kind to your soil.
Discover what life is in your soil by sending it to SoilKind for analysis

Discover

What's up with your soil biology

Certified

Soil Food Web Lab Technician

Improve Your Soil Health

More: productive, resilient and stable

No need for inputs

Never use chemicals or inorganic fertiliser again

Love Your Microbes

Microorganisms can do all the nutrient cycling your plants need, if they’re present.

Make sure your soil has microorganisms, if it doesn’t you need the right kind of compost.

You can check if your soil is getting better by doing regular checks.

Store More Carbon

Huge amounts of carbon can be stored by healthy soil. Make sure your soil is doing so.

Stop Losing Topsoil

Healthy soil with beneficial microorganisms has structure that holds it together.

Eliminate weeds/pests the natural way

In healthy soil the desired plants and microorganisms will outcompete detrimental organisms/weeds.

Your Lab Technician - Duncan Pepper

SoilKind Service

Analysis of any soil, compost or compost tea for presence or absence of bacteria, fungi, protozoa (amoeba/flagellates/ciliates), nematodes. Presence or absence of these groups and species within these groups can tell us about many aspects of soil health and productivity potential.

Production of high quality bio-complete compost for soil rehabilitation

 

Each sample analysis will include a biology report detailing what was (or wasn’t) found, and explanations of how to interpret the data. 

One of the most important aspects is the Bacterial to Fungal Biomass ratio as that dictates what successional group of plants your soil is selecting for. Having this balance right will select against weeds and improve the plant prosperity of your desired species. Brassicas, for example, have very different needs from trees. 

Duncan will analyse samples from Perthshire, or any region that borders Perthshire – including Argyll.  Those looking to get bio analysis from further north should contact stefan@awakeearth.co.uk (based in Inverness) samples form further south in Scotland should contact stvn_fleming@yahoo.co.uk (based in Roxburghshire)  

Contact Duncan

Email: soilkind.info@gmail.com