“When we inherited our little farm near Richmond in Tasmania four years ago, the soil was really dead. No earthworms, no organic matter, it was a biological desert." As Tasmanian novelist and regenerative farmer, Rachael Treasure discovered, changing from a conventional, high input grazing ...system to a low input regenerative system doesn’t happen instantly and things may have to get a bit worse before they get better.
Rachael and her partner Daniel have been regenerating their farm that they inherited four years ago; “We made the decision to rest the land for a year to see what indicator plants (‘weeds') returned. We chose to farm with zero synthetic fertiliser and pesticide inputs, and used high density mob grazing of sheep and cattle as a tool to cycle biomass back into the soil." Read more about their journey to regenerate pastures above and below ground: https://soilsforlife.org.au/regenerating-pastures-with-rachael-treasure/