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Welcome to Nutritional Info at the  Well End Micro-farm.

We are Micro for two reasons. We are a small farm and we specialize in massively increasing the micro biological activity of the soil. This is the key to understanding natural health in plants, animals and man. Our food in Europe and most of the world has depleted minerals and this is greatly affecting the health of modern man. By introducing these methods of farming  minerals are placed directly into the soil and minerals from the sub soil are released into the growing cycle.
Current Partners with the Good Gardeners Association where Richard Higgins is A Trustee
Research (GREEN)

Biodynamic Agricultural Association – Oldest organic group established 1924. A UK registered organic certification body. Research partners.

The Hiram Trust – Promote experiential education in the outdoor class room Research partners.
The Waldorf College – Promote experiential education. Research partners

Controlled Microbial Composting (Austria) – World experts in round filter paper chromatography (vitality testing). The Director Angelika Lubke is an advisor to the GGA.

Surrey University – Dr N. I. Ward, Head of Chemistry is a world expert in trace elements and their effect on health. He is honorary advisor to GGA. Surrey University carries out all our trace element analysis for plant samples.

Research
Elm Farm Research, UK’s leading Organic Research Centre

Food Quality Health (FQH)

Quality Low Input Food (QLIF)

No-till farming around the world

Nutrition

Green Cuisine – Holistic courses in Nutrition at Penrhos Court, Wales (GGA Members can claim discounts)

Video”We are what we eat”
Proposed: Holisitc courses on cooking with Ayurveda – Well End Micro-farm
Institute of Optimum Nutrition
Foresight – Promotion of preconceptual care
Food Standards Agency
The Institute of Brain Chemistry, London Metropolitan University

The McCarrison Society for nutrition and health
Our work at The Well End Micro-farm was inspired by the works of Sir Albert Howard who worked With Major General Sir Robert McCarrison (nutritionist). His work later formed the McCarrison Society.
The  mineral content of UK food today has been depleted by 40% since the last war.
Higgins, at Well End, has developed the HH -2 units for the safe remediation of waste products that are rat proof and fly proof and retain the moisture balance that are so much required in hot climates. All materials passed through the HH -2 Hot Box system are pathogen free in 30 days. The original science that Howard researched came from as far back as 4,700 years from the ancient Chinese (Farmers of Forty Centuries, King, 1926). It is now available in the re-release of his work by Higgins in the title The Lost Science of Organic Cultivation, (Brahma Publications, 1997). The results of Howard’s work and the astounding health benefits can be found in the title Farming and Gardening for Health or Disease Available from our Products and Resources page.

Digging and ploughing of the soil kills Micorrhiza fungi which take up to two years to regenerate and affects the nutrient uptake of plants (Rodale Institute USA) http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/nutrition

These  fungi that transfer nutrients from soil to root hairs of plants. 90% of all plants on earth are Micorrhiza formers.

At Well End our food crops and un-dug soil are treated with mineral rock dust from a 420 million year old Basalt seam. The list of minerals contained in this rock dust that help promote good health are listed below.

Benefits of the natural intake of these minerals through food are listed here:
http://www.healingwithnutrition.com/mineral.html

ICP-MS Analysis

Well End Rock Dust has been analysed using ICP-MS (Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry).

Element

Mass

Concentration (ppm)

Silicon

28

200000

Titanium

49

200000

Calcium

44

100000

Iron

57

93000

Aluminium

27

67000

Magnesium

25

44000

Potassium

39

7400

Manganese

55

1900

Phosphorus

31

1300

Harium

138

440

Strontium

88

350

Vanadium

51

320

Chromium

52

230

Zinc

66

180

Lithium

7

150

Copper

63

110

Zirconium

90

99

Nickel

60

82

Cobalt

59

52

Scandium

45

34

Yttrium

89

30

Gallium

71

23

Cerium

140

19

Neodymium

146

19

Boron

10

12

Rubidium

85

12

Lanthanum

130

10

Niobium

93

9.9

Gadolinium

137

7.5

Dysprosium

152

5.2

Selenium

82

4.7

Samarium

149

4.5

Ylterbium

172

4.2

Antimony

121

4

Praseodymium

140

3.9

Iodine

127

3.1

Hafnium

178

2.9

Europium

151

2.3

Erbium

156

2.3

Caesium

133

2.2

Lead

203

2.2

Thorium

232

2

Bromine

79

1.5

Beryllium

9

1.3

Molybdenum

98

1.2

Germanium

74

1.1

Terbium

159

1.1

Hoimium

166

1.1

Osmium

130

0.53

Tungsten

183

0.52

Silver

109

0.5

Thulium

169

0.47

Uranium

238

0.42

Tantalum

182

0.37

Platinum

194

0.35

Mercury

200

0.35

Cadmium

111

0.25

Tellerium

123

0.24

Tin

112

0.22

Palladium

104

0.2

Ruthenium

101

0.17

Arsenic

75

0.13

Gold

197

0.08

Indium

115

0.07

Lidium

192

0.07

Rhodium

103

0.06

Thalium

205

0.06

Biamuth

209

0.05

Rhenium

107

0.04

 

For further information and the listed books are available from Well End Micro-farm  via rhiggins@suaglon.co.uk

 

Further reading

100 years later… Farming Today

Some of the principles that Howard wrote about 100 years ago are just being talked about in this broadcast of Farming Today. From the Groundswell

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