We operate from Skillebyholm College for biodynamic cultivation in Sweden, where our work is soon to be incorporated into their curriculum.
The products we make are the results of years of research and hard work, and are designed to help plants thrive by regenerating the natural state of soil environments using 100% organic methods.
Our products and services are used by domestic gardeners who want higher yielding alternatives to chemical fertilisers, and also by large scale growers whose livelihoods rely on the longevity and quality of the land they farm. A quarter of our profits go back into research and development – paving the way for further horticultural innovation.
Josef is from Pembrokeshire, Wales, and started 59 Degrees in Sweden after a few years travelling Europe to study trees and soil. His artisan ethos and science background come from his scientist father and artist mother, and his respect for nature stems from a childhood spent outdoors and a lifetime of working with the natural environment (and a childhood ban of tv’s).
Octavia's degree in Biology and passion for the natural world means she is the perfect Head of Research & Education at the 59 Degrees Academy. Just like Josef, she was raised on a unique fusion of science and artistry. Octavia's time working with 59 Degrees and other experts is split between the UK and Sweden.
The students at Skillebyholm College help 59 Degrees by doing a lot of the research and manufacture alongside us. Without them, we wouldn't be able to progress at our current rate. We are honoured to be able to use Skillbyholm's facilities and land. Sign up to our e-journal to find out when we are lecturing there.
Hen is the name of our gender neutral compost. Everything we make and achieve is down this lovely mound. Hen was made in 2015, and much like you, contains multitudes. Hen eats, sleeps, breaths listens to Ludovici Einaudi and Tweets @HenTheCompost
Global dependency of horrible synthesised garden and agricultural products has been killing the life within our soil, leaving a legacy of environmental and ecological issues ranging from human health, to a loss of biodiversity and soil erosion. In other words, feeding up your pumpkins with chemicals for a month won’t help to improve life for the plant or garden. The future of plant growing relies upon research into fresh, innovative solutions.
Years of research into soil microbiology at 59 Degrees has led us to develop a revolutionary range of products that utilise soil microorganisms that boost natural soil cultures. We believe they hold the key to healthy soil, thriving plants, and a recovering planet. Most importantly, it’s something that can be practiced at any scale – from a single flower to an entire plantation.
This process can begin right now. We’re calling it the Green Renaissance. Join it today by reviving your soil, and letting your plants grow as nature intended.
Soil forms just a tiny slice of the Earth’s crust, and yet it is the interface between the physical and biological worlds, transforming a harsh, rocky planet into the fertile world that we know.
Soil is a rich, living and breathing structure that has co-evolved over millions of years alongside both flora and fauna. It is the most complex and biodiverse ecosystem on Earth and is a hub for a shed load of life supporting cycles and interactions.
On the surface, plant health reflects the vitality of the soil below, and fundamentally, the vitality of the soil depends upon the life within it. So, in order to achieve optimum plant health, we must first look at the state of the living organisms within the soil.
We reintroduce specific microorganisms into the exact area that the plant needs it, stimulating a flurry of natural biological activity, rejuvenating the wider soil environment and ultimately ensuring optimum health for your plant life. We can do this through compost, root injections or our specially tailored foliar feeding and soil care solutions.
By bringing the soil back to life using natural solutions like this, we can unlock the true potential of soil systems in a sustainable way, ensuring a long term answer to soil and plant health, whilst re-establishing a planet that is species rich and carbon stable.