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  • Take our survey! It will be available until Friday.
    https://soilsforlife.syd1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bvg95X8YainqKj4

    At Soils for Life our mission is to support farmers to regenerate soils and landscapes. Whether you're a farmer, someone who works with farmers, or just ...interested in soil and landscape regeneration, we want to hear how we can best support you. We'll use the results to help us prioritise our work over the coming year.

    The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes, and to say thanks, we're gifting 10 signed copies of Matthew Evans’ wonderful book 'Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy'.

    Thanks in advance
    Eli and the team at Soils for Life

    #regenerativeagriculture #biodiversity #australianagriculture #farmingresilience #soilhealth

    Join NSW Department of Primary Industries and Western Local Land Services at Cobar.

    Scott Preisig and Belinda Blake trialled several landscape modifications to rehabilitate and rejuvenate their property during the 2018/19 drought. Despite tough climatic condition they successfully brought ...productivity back to the areas. They’ve since partnered with DPI to extend the work.

    This farm tour is a chance to talk to the experts and see the projects first-hand.

    https://events.humanitix.com/western-farm-tour

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    Western NSW Farm Tour: Landscape rehydration and revegetation , Kerrigundi, Tue 13th Dec 2022, 8:15 am - 1:30 pm AEDT | Humanitix

    Join NSW Department of Primary Industries and Western Local Land Services at Cobar. Scott Preisig and Belinda Blake trialled several landscape...

    events.humanitix.com

    What are the benefits of collaboration?

    Collaboration, Chickens and Carbon; The story of Amberly Farm

    Amberly Farm is a 105-hectare mixed enterprise property on Canberra’s urban fringe, producing free-range eggs, breeder cattle, and market greens. The Lilleymans purchased ...Amberly in 2012 and soon after began transitioning their cattle management to rotational grazing through fencing and water infrastructure upgrades.

    Beginning in 2015, the Lilleymans implemented multiple revegetation projects, including Whole of Paddock Restoration undertaken in collaboration with the ACT Government and Greening Australia, resulting in the planting of over 800 native trees.

    In 2017, they introduced pastured chickens to increase nutrient cycling and improve soil health. Following the introduction of the chicken enterprise, the Lilleymans stopped applying any form of synthetic fertilisers.

    Hear more about The Lilleymans’ curiosity and commitment to farm more regeneratively, which drives their collaborations with organisations.
    https://loom.ly/Xok0h-Q

    #regenerativeagriculture #healthysoils #holisticmanagement #australianagriculture #livingsoil #carbonfarming #foodsecurity #biodiversity

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    Collaboration, Chickens and Carbon: The story of Amberly Farm

    Listening to our readers and farming communities, we have been encouraged to capture stories of new and young farmers, those who have owned their...

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    Whole of system Natural Resource Management.
    Bruce Maynard (Willydah), Michael & Helen McCosker (Carbon8), Tim Howell (Agronomeye) and Stephen Stacey (Carbon Link) discuss their personal journeys and what they focused on in their own systems whilst maintaining production values, ...profitability and increasing their natural capital assets.

    Agricultural scientific research is really good at honing in on specific issues in the sector to investigate targeted solutions. But nature doesn’t always work that way. A fundamental principle of regenerative agriculture is to observe landscapes as a whole system and to build resilience by ...embracing ecological complexity.

    The importance of farmer and researcher collaboration is highlighted in this episode with the need for research models and questions to meet with the complexity of farming with a whole systems and holistic approach.

    In this episode we ask how the experience of regenerative farmers can contribute to research and build a strong evidence base for regenerating agricultural soils and landscapes. We will hear from two farmers that have transitioned to regenerative farming practices and two researchers working in the space.

    Hosted by Susannah Kable, Grow Love Project and James Diack, Soils for Life. Thank you to all our guests: David Marsh, Colin Seis, Kirsty Yates, Liz Clarke

    https://soilsforlife.org.au/podcast/

    The book David Marsh refers to is Andre Voisin the French farmer scientist who wrote Grass Productivity

    #regenerativeagriculture #regenerative #soilhealth #biodiversity #farming #resilience #farmingresilience #foodsecurity #landscapehealth #holisticmanagement #australianagriculture #ecological #soiltesting #research

    How can we best support you? Take our Survey!

    Our 20 minute survey is now available : https://loom.ly/I8m6qvU

    Whether you’re directly or indirectly involved, or want to become involved in contributing to the health of our soils, landscapes and communities, we’d love to hear ...from you.

    Have your say. Soils for Life would like to hear from you so we can bring the best support we can to the community.

    To say thanks, we're gifting 10 signed copies of Matthew Evans’ book 'Soil'

    #survey #australianagriculture #foodsecurity #farmingresilience #soilsforlife #soilhealth

    And that's a wrap!

    The Soils for Life case study team just finished a week with the Maynard family near Narromine, NSW. We learned about their pioneering work of No Kill Cropping, and it's integration with Self-Herding Practices.

    At Willydah, agroecologist Sarah Fea had ...a closer look at some of the soils and the rhizosheaths along the roots of grassland plants. We saw grubs, beetles, crickets, ants and more. Soil results will tell us more about the diversity and health of the microbiome.

    We'll be releasing a range of case studies on cropping in the coming months. For updates, keep an eye on our social media or newsletter.

    #regenerativeagriculture #regenerative #soilhealth #biodiversity #farming #resilience #farmingresilience #foodsecurity #landscapehealth #australianagriculture #nokillcropping #selfhearding #brucemaynard #willydah

    A field day with the 8 Families group; insights from a farmer support group.

    Soils for Life and the 8 Families, a recent Soils for Life case study, hosted a field day at Bibbaringa Woolshed Bowna this spring.

    For 10 years, this group of diverse producers – including cattle, ...sheep, and chickens – have been supporting each other to plan and make decisions about resilience.

    https://loom.ly/ESkpNyA

    Bibbaringa Old Man Creek Soil Land Food MaiaGrazing Land to Market Australia

    #australianagriculture #farmersupport #regenerativeagriculture #biodiversity #soilhealth #landscapehealth #foodsecurity #ruralcommunities #climatesmartagriculture #soilscience #holisticmanagement

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    A field day with the 8 Families group

    Listening to our readers and farming communities, we have been encouraged to capture stories of new and young farmers, those who have owned their...

    soilsforlife.org.au

    Join the team!

    We are seeking an Operations Coordinator to support our passionate, multi-disciplinary team in creating change!

    The role is responsible for overseeing a range of operational and administrative functions in order to ensure an efficient, smooth-functioning and ...constantly improving organisation that is set up for impact. If you're passionate about getting operational functions humming along, get in touch!

    Soils for Life advocates for healthy soil and landscapes and encourages and supports farmers on their journey in regenerating soil, landscapes and communities.

    Apply: https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/soilsforlife/operations-coordinator-flexible-location-1?employer=Soils%20For%20Life

    #soilscience #envrinmentaljobs #ethicaljobs #bethechange #regenerativeagriculture #operationsmanager

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