SOILS ALIVE – MANAGING SOIL FOR HEALTH & RESILIENCE
A 1 DAY WORKSHOP AND PADDOCK WALK
This one day workshop and paddock walk aims to ‘demystify’ soil health for participants and and introduce them to management practices and tools that work to repair and regenerate soil ecosystems and build resilience from the ground up.
Soil is so much more than just ‘plain dirt’, rather soil is a living breathing entity teaming with billions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that are the foundation of an elegant symbiotic ecosystem. This ecosystem that can be managed to provide nutrients for plant growth, absorb and hold rainwater for use during dryer periods, filter and buffer potential pollutants from leaving our farms, serve as a firm foundation for our agricultural activities, and provide habitat for soil microbes to flourish and diversify to keep the ecosystem running smoothly.
Good management of soil ecosystems is key to boosting farmers’ productivity and income, whilst promoting sustainability and resilience.
Date: Friday May 6th, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $60 + GST / participant. Morning tea & lunch will be provided plus a BBQ at the end of the day to go with a sundowner.
Location: Workshop– Alexander Bridge Hall, 1252 Brockman Hwy, Courtenay WA 6288
Tickets: Try Booking