Copper tools

21 Apr

Inspired by research of Victor Schauberger I am avoiding of using steel tools when planting. In his book  The Fertile Earth – Nature’s Energies in Agriculture, Soil Fertilisation and Forestry: Volume 3 Eco-Technology Series he proved that in contrast with iron and steel, the most common metals used to produce garden tools, copper has a beneficial effect on the soil’s water retention capacity, thereby contributing to the quality of the soil and its produce.


5000 years old copper trowel

5000 years old copper trowel

Copper is absolutely necessary for normal, healthy growth and for the reproduction of all plants and animals.

I have found some copper pipes on the site while clearing it and with a metal saw and a hammer i manufactured some bronze age style copper tools. My design was 2 in 1 copper tools. Spade from one side and dibber from opposite side. The advantage if this scruffy tool was that while other tools were dissapearing at a steady rate my creation was just lying around.

In many ways, copper is the opposite of iron and steel, the metals commonly used for garden tools.  Iron is magnetic, copper is conductive.  So, whereas iron tools disturb soil magnetism, copper assists the flow of earth energies to nourish the plants.  Iron is a base metal, so it rusts when exposed to air.  Copper (along with silver and gold) is a noble metal, which does not corrode easily.  Iron is hardened when hot.  To harden copper and bronze, it is hammered when cold.

If you prefer a beautifull tool instead of DIY stuff have a look on copper tools at where you can find a full range of copper tools with lifetime guarantee. Simon Craigie in Rathmines, Dublin can get these for you. Please comment below if you need a contact.

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