Our purpose

About Soils For Life



Soils for Life is an Australian non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging and supporting the widest possible adoption of regenerative agriculture across Australia. Founded by former retired Major General Michael Jeffrey, we exist so that farmers feel supported on their journey to developing productive, resilient and regenerating landscapes.

Soils for Life believes that a national unified and co-operative approach by farmers, land managers, policy makers, scientific agencies, urban developers and consumers can effectively restore our degraded landscape.

Soils for Life supports the growing number of innovative farmers and land managers who are successfully regenerating their landscapes and maintaining or increasing their production. We profile their operations through in-depth case studies so that others can learn from their experiences.

Soils for Life depends on scientific and clearly documented evidence showing the economic, environmental and social benefits of applying regenerative landscape management. We aim to educate and inform the wider community about the many benefits of regenerative agriculture.


Our case studies show how farmers across Australia are becoming more ecologically sustainable at the same time as improving profitability and productivity by successfully implementing regenerative practices.

Healthy soils are essential for healthy plant growth, food production for human nutrition and ecosystem services such as clean water and air. Read about how regenerative agriculture practices help restore degraded soils.

We are a team of ecologists, agroecologists, researchers, soil scientists and social scientists who analyse and communicate the many benefits of regenerative agriculture to support farmers and land managers.