Talk to the Author Blog

If you have a go at anything in this work, I would be very interested to find
out how you got on. If you have any other feedback, critiques, questions about this book or any of the topics around it, this is one place where you can make your views known.


I am running workshops and doing guest talks in connection with topics related to my book. Talks and activities could cover many topics around alternative agriculture including permaculture, indicator plants, companion plants, beneficial and essential elements, organic growing, seedballs, composting, compost teas, no-till. Feel free to contact me.

Email – Linked-in – Eric Fisher

***Check out my question/answer sessions on Permies and check out my book Wiki on there.

Author Outline and Back Cover


It was initially intended as a short project but as I put in more energy and dialogue between publishers, it developed into something more substantial. The book looks at liquid amendments from a variety of perspectives with a focus on holistic practice and the food web. A subtext gradually emerged which engaged with the relationship between science, our understanding of reality and the topic area which culminated in a rationale for alternative practice.

From the back cover (Publisher’s account) :

Learn everything you need to know about feeding your garden,
orchard and smallholding with homemade and chemical-free ‘teas’.
Packed with recipes for creating nutrient-rich, healthy soil, to give
you healthy plants and ecosystems, Eric Fisher offers an in depth
history of organic agriculture and the rise of chemical inputs.
He explores the importance of nutrients, their cycles, and the
structure of soil.
When we understand how soil and nutrients work, we can diagnose
problems and find natural remedies. Eric enables growers to
diagnose plant diseases and pest problems, and to create the right
remedy for every situation. He also provides recipes for natural
pesticides and insecticides.
Compost Teas for the Organic Grower shows the reader how to
use the plants growing around us to create teas, as well as how to
grow specific plants to encourage beneficial insects for healthy
If we care for the health of our plants and soil without using
chemicals, we reduce inputs, save money, and demonstrate to agribusiness
that polluting, fossil fuel based chemical inputs are not

“This book is a dual gem: full of practical applications for
organic growers seeking to develop their skills with compost
teas, whilst at the same time, being scientifically grounded
so that it offers a broader perspective looking to shape a better
approach to human food production without synthetic

Dr Colin Trier, environmental scientist and cider producer


Source: Compost Teas for the Organic Grower

Next up : Growing with the Patterns of Nature