Free soil organisms workshop

July 4, 2018

Wouldn't it be good to stop spending as much money on fertilisers, minerals, composts and bio-fertilisers?

Organic techniques are great for growing chemical-free food - and a free workshop this month will show participants how to give soil organisms the job of managing our fertiliser regime, to grow strong, pest and disease resistant plants, and drought-proof the soil.

Terrain NRM and Learning from Nature are holding the free workshop in Ravenshoe on Saturday 21 July for Wet Tropics vegetable growers.

Free workshop
Facilitated by: Dr Wendy Seymour

Where: Ravenshoe Festival Hall, 33 Grigg St, Ravenshoe
When: Saturday 21 July 8.30am-5pm
Contact: Jen Redway, Terrain NRM, 0415 136 328 or jenny.redway@terrain.org.au

Dr Wendy Seabrook is an ecologist and farmer. Wendy will show participants how farmers are successfully rehabilitating their soil from fertiliser addiction and leaving the job of making good soil structure to the experts – their soil’s organisms.

Practical and hands-on, the workshop includes a farm visit and the opportunity to develop practical techniques for trialling crops and for unique growing conditions.

“Wendy has been working with growers throughout Australia and internationally to help them apply these and other ecological practices, effectively reducing their costs by bringing nature’s free ecological services back to their farms,” Regional Landcare Facilitator Jen Redway said.

“It makes sense to use the soil biota and natural processes which come at no cost to producers and actually improve soil health and productivity over time.”

Terrain NRM's Regional Landcare Facilitator is bringing this workshop to the region thanks to funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.