Firstly, if bushfire has happened to you, our condolences. It surrounded our town and rampaged through our valley in November. Thankfully we emerged somewhat smoked out, heart-sore and jittery but otherwise undamaged. For too many of our friends, and too many across the country, it’s not the same story. This article explains some of the damage that can be done to soils in a hot fire, and provides a simple recipe to help bring it back to life.