Articles for Landholders

Articles for Landholders

Four key economic measures used in our case studies 02 Dec 2020 / economic, productivity, profitability There are four key measures we use to assess business performance in our economic reports. Learn More.
Sunset at Winona Indigenous grains for culture, nutrition and the environment 12 Nov 2020 / bruce pascoe, indigenous land management, NAIDOC, native foods, native grains, native grasses, research, university of Sydney In collaboration with local Indigenous groups, farmers and researchers, the most extensive study of indigenous grains from paddock-to-plate has just been completed by the…
Where can I study regenerative agriculture? 03 Nov 2020 There are now a variety of courses that explore regenerative agriculture practices and principles. From university education to professional development, we have compiled a…
Protected: What is pasture cropping? 22 Oct 2020 / colin sies, native grasses, Pasture Cropping, winona Pasture cropping is an important innovation at Colin Seis' property Winona. Read more about the benefits and advantages
Soils in Schools 20 Oct 2020 / education We believe it is important for all children to be aware of the importance of healthy soil,
Sunset at Winona Conservation and revegetation programs 23 Sep 2020 / conservation, programs, regenag Revegetation and conservation activities can have many benefits for landholders.
Why revegetation is important in agricultural landscapes 23 Sep 2020 / education, regenag, revegetation Without vegetation, life would be impossible. Vegetation plays a critical role in supporting life on the planet by providing habitat and food, producing oxygen…
How to grow soil organic matter 20 Aug 2020 / Australian soils, cvtest, REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE, soil organic matter, soil science, Soils Methods for building soil organic carbon are as diverse as the landscapes these properties inhabit.
Regenerative Agriculture Podcasts and Webinars 23 Jul 2020 / podcasts Covering topics from sustainable farms to Indigenous fire management you are bound to find something that’s just right for you.
Can African lovegrass be beaten? Three strategies that are working 21 Jul 2020 Careful management tailored to the production system and landscape can minimise or avoid the problems that African lovegrass causes.
Birds: Why and how to measure them on your property 25 Jun 2020 / biodiversity, bird survey, birds, cvtest Results of repeated bird surveys, like repeated soil tests, can provide land managers with valuable information on how their land management is performing over…
The 10 things our ecologists look at when conducting field visits on farms 21 May 2020 / cvtest Our team have ten criteria to represent the regenerative and productive capacity of each major land type on a farm.
What is a Weed? 11 Mar 2020 / cvtest Weeds are one of the major problems affecting Australia's natural ecosystems and agricultural vegetation.
Birds, Biodiversity and Agricultural Land 03 Nov 2019 Biodiversity is a term used to refer to the amount of living organisms found in any given area. Higher numbers of living organisms (types…

Winona gallery

Explore Winona

Hear Col Seis describe his property as you view the gallery below. Read more detail about the property in the Case Study.

Soils in Schools

Soils in Schools

We believe it is important for all children to be aware of the importance of healthy soil, to have a better understanding of natural systems and to know where food comes from. We also believe in equipping the next generation to flourish in the knowledge and understanding of the natural environment, especially the soil that is so much more than the dirt under out feet.

Resources for teachers

Although our case studies provide outstanding examples of farmers and land managers are working regeneratively, Soils For Life does not publish resources specifically for the primary or high school classroom. Instead, we’ve collected a list of the teaching resources prepared by the outstanding educators working in this area.

Story books for younger kids

‘Nema and the Xenos: A Story of Soil Cycles’ is an engaging, interesting and beautifully illustrated book from Scale Free Network and CSIRO Publishing. 

In Exploring Soils: A Hidden World Underground, James discovers that soil is not just dirt for digging in. He explores how plants and animals live in soil, how soils are formed, how they differ, and the ways that soil is essential in our lives.

Outdoor and garden education

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation provides educational resources, professional development, support and inspiration for educators to deliver pleasurable food education to children in Australia.

Seed Harvest Spoon use community garden development as a catalyst to educate communities in growing local, seasonal and organic food, generating healthy ecosystems and promoting local biodiversity.

The 24 Carrot Gardens project establishes gardens in schools and communities where children learn to grow, cook and eat healthy produce. Their gardens are located in fifteen Tasmanian schools and communities.

Teaching resources for all ages

The Farmer’s Footprint has shared playful activities, lessons, garden art and educational resources for future farmers. The hub teaches land stewardship to children and plants the seed of regenerative language. These resources can be used in the classroom or at home.

The Soil Story: The road to regenerative agriculture teaching resources adhere to the curriculum’s outcome and objectives for Science, Geography, History, Agricultural Technology and Technology Mandatory Key Learning Areas. The unit can be taught as it stands, or has the capacity to employ supplementary pedagogical styles such as, ‘project-based learning’ as it allows real world connections to be made and contexts explored right throughout the unit.

Soils in Schools: Soil Science Australia has developed a range of teacher guides and educational resources to educate school children on the relevance and importance of soils and to encourage a wider interest in our soil resources.

Primezone provides teachers with a single-point of access to a range of primary industries education resources. 

Scootle is a national repository that provides Australian schools with more than 20,000 digital resources aligned to the Australian curriculum.

Junior Landcare have made it easy and fun for you to get the children in your life involved in environmental sustainability activities at school, at home or in your community.

Phenomenom looks at the entire classroom through the lens of food. It is a free digital toolkit for teachers including an online library of videos and audio resources that act as springboards for curriculum-aligned PDF lesson plans in every subject area.

Teaching older students? Discover how our case studies of regenerative agriculture can benefit your classroom.