"Beyond NPK" explores the sustainable use of natural soil amendments to enhance the productivity of edible gardens. In recent times, the overreliance on chemical fertilizers to boost food production has led to environmental degradation, particularly through intensive mining and industrial processes. This project aims to encourage the use of alternative methods, such as mulching, green manures, composting, and plant-based preparations, to cultivate healthy soils and grow nutritious food locally.
By exploring these organic gardening practices, “Beyond NPK” seeks to highlight the benefits of a closer connection to the earth and more sustainable food systems. This project has grown out of a personal experience working on an allotment on the Helford River, Cornwall, and aims to showcase these ideas through a variety of artistic media.