In 1995 Richard Higgins, farmer and entrepreneur, discovered the works of Sir Albert Howard CIE. MA. who was knighted for his 30 years research into organic farming during the last century. He is now known as the Grandfather of organic farming. Unfortunately for world agriculture his work slid into obscurity with the advent of the chemical industry following the end of the Second World War.
Over the last 22 years Richard has researched and tested the findings of Howard, particularly focusing on the fertility making practises that Sir Albert pioneered. Richard has condensed the entire process into easy to operate fertility making units know as HH-2. He has also developed a complete growing system known as The HH-2 Horticultural System
Due to the decline in soil fertility, agriculture is facing a tsunami of unsolved pest and disease problems. The increased use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides further compounds these problems. The HH-2 System has been demonstrated to be a highly effective alternative for the control of all types of agricultural pests and diseases.
Modern agricultural methods lead to high levels of soil loss (carbon) and soil degradation. The solution to many of these problems was first identified by Howard through his research that reached many countries. He was way ahead of current carbon theories by first solving the problem of loss of soil moisture. This new method of producing fertile top soil also produces the correct fungi and bacteria that enable rapid regeneration of all required soil organisms so that even ‘dead’ soil can again be brought into production.
Richard Higgins has taken the Good Gardeners to International status to bring the remarkable HH-2 system to underdeveloped countries to help reduce hunger, poverty and disease.
Employing Howards original science, The Mission of the Good Gardeners International is to make the HH-2 Horticultural System one of the leading standards in sustainable sanitation and waste management with its unique method of producing soil preservers and rejuvenators that grow nutrient rich food, thus helping reduce worldwide disease and malnutrition.