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REGENERATIVE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT RESOURCE LIBRARY

 
- NRM ORGANISATIONS | COURSES | WEBSITES | BOOKS -

NRM ORGANISATIONS

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REGIONAL NRM ORGANISATIONS

This webpage lists the 56 regional NRM organisations across Australia that act as delivery agents under the regional stream of the Government's National Landcare Programme. Contact your regional NRM organisation for assistance or opportunities to get involved in projects in your area.

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NATIONAL LANDCARE DIRECTORY

Landcare Australia is a not-for-profit organisation, and registered charity, which promotes and provides financial support to natural resource management activities. Find a Landcare group near you through the National Landcare Directory - a directory of community environmental 'care' groups across Australia, including more than 11,000 Junior Landcare groups and schools, and 5,400 Landcare, Coastcare and community groups.




COURSES

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HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT
HM EDUCATORS | INSIDE OUTSIDE MANAGEMENT

 
Holistic Management is a decision-making framework that ensures decisions are economically, environmentally and socially sound. (Read a course review)

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GRAZING FOR PROFIT

 
Run by Resource Consulting Services (RCS). The Grazing for Profit School provides a holistic insight into the many factors that affect your business including the impact of climate variability and market fluctuations and ways of taking control of your business by working in-sync with your resources. (download flyer)

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NATURAL SEQUENCE FARMING TRAINING

 
'Tarwyn Park' is the home of Natural Sequence Farming (NSF) developed by Peter Andrews in the Bylong Valley in the NSW Upper Hunter region. In a series of 5x2 day training modules you can learn all of the soil hydrology management techniques offered by NSF.

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LOW STRESS STOCKHANDLING

 
LSS places the emphasis is on mutually beneficial outcomes for stock and handlers regardless of yard design. The training people in animal handling leads to improved production gains, better meat quality and higher economic return for the livestock industry.

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KLR LIVESTOCK MARKETING

 
This course takes a different look at the way you manage your grass, money and livestock to understand how to value these factors to reduce market risk in selling and buying stock. It provides tools to help understand the true value of your pastures.

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REGRARIANS

 
Previsouly Heenan Doherty, Regrarians Ltd is a family business with a "primary responsibility to the regenerative enhancement of the biosphere’s ecosystem processes and secondary responsibility to provide the potential for people to be informed about the regenerative economy, whether it involves their work in agriculture, land management, corporate life, domestic services, manufacturing or other activities that are within the reasonable domain of humans". Courses and workshops on regenerative farm planning, online training and more...

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MILKWOOD PERMACULTURE

 
Milkwood Permaculture provides world-class education in Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture. Their unique, best-practice courses and workshops provide skills and confidence to create permanently sustainable systems. Courses are run at Milkwood Farm near Mudgee and also in the center of Sydney.

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VANGUARD BUSINESS SERVICES

 
Mark Gardner of Vanguard Business Services is a Certified Educator in Allan Savory’s Holistic Management ® with over 20 years of experience in many settings. Vanguard's range of services and programs are specifically orientated to create regenerative and profitable farm family businesses.




ONLINE RESOURCES

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REGENERATING OUR LANDSCAPE BLOG

 
Soils for Life's series of blog posts on how you can regenerate your landscape and why this is important.


SOIL FOCUS:

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SOIL QUALITY WEBSITE

 
The tools provided on this website can be used to gain a greater understanding of the health of your soil, compare your data and examine soil relationships. Learn more about this site functionality by viewing this episode of Landline.

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SOIL HEALTH

 
Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries online resource. Includes a soil health checklist and sets-out information for the development of a soil health management plan.

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HEALTHY SOILS AUSTRALIA

 
Not-for-profit volunteer organisation concerned with reconnecting healthy soil and human health.

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GLOBAL SOIL WEEK

 
The inaugral Global Soil Week was held in Berlin November 2012. This annual event focuses on a new theme each year. The website contains a wealth of information, including the various types of land and soil degradation and their contributing factors from a global perspective.

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BIODYNAMIC AGRICULTURE AUSTRALIA

 
Biodynamic practitioners seek to understand and work with the life processes as well as increase their understanding of the mineral processes used in conventional agriculture. Healthy soil is the essential basis for healthy plants, animals and people. This site provides information, resources, products and courses for applying biodynamic agriculture.

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YLAD LIVING SOILS YOUTUBE CHANNEL

 
A range of videos from our Milgadara case study farmers on broadacre composting, humus, soil carbon, biological agriculture and more...


WATER FOCUS:

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NATURAL SEQUENCE FARMING FORUM

 
News and Q&A regarding Natural Sequence Farming.

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EARTH INTEGRAL

 
Water Consultant and blog on harnessing natural processes to rehydrate and rehabilitate the Australian landscape. Read the blog posts for examples of applied regenerative practices.


VEGETATION FOCUS:

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STIPA NATIVE GRASSES ASSOCIATION

 
Stipa promotes and demonstrates the profitable management of native grasslands for resilient ecological health. Includes Native Grass Identification

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NATIVE PASTURES & GRASSES

 
NSW DPI site, includes native grass identification for tablelands, slopes and plains, description of C3 and C4 grasses and more...

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COMMON GRASSES OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA

 
Downloadable grass identification guide produced by Land Resources Southern Region.


MANAGEMENT & NETWORKING:

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SOIL HEALTH WEBINARS

 
The National Landcare Facilitator partnered with Soils for Life to deliver a series of webinars to help drive a national conversation around soil health. The webinar series shares information and ideas from leading figures, scientists and farmers who have implemented landscape management changes.

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SAVORY INSTITUTE

 
The Savory Institute promotes large-scale restoration of the world’s grasslands through holistic management. They use properly managed livestock to heal the land and empower others to do the same.
Watch the Allan Savory TED presentation on how Holistic Management can regenerate the landscape.

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HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL

 
A US-based organisation which aims to educate people to manage land for a sustainable future through motivating, connecting, supporting and training farmers and land stewards on the practice of Holistic Management, which addresses and improves environmental health, sustains economic viability, and enhances the quality of life of rural communities.

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BRUCE WARD LEGACY TRUST

 
The late Bruce Ward was considered a great educator of Holistic Management. In his memory, his online resources are offered for free to anyone interested in Holistic Management - novices, practitioners and educators alike. Download Bruce Ward's guide If you don't have a goal for yourself: The little book on managing holistically

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GUIDE TO PLANNED GRAZING

 
Courtesy of NRM South in Tasmania, this guide will assist you in trialling and setting up planned grazing on your property.

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ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE AUSTRALIA ASSOCIATION

 
The Ecological Agriculture Australia Association (EAAA) reflects an ecological approach to food and fibre production. The EAAA believes farming ecologically is the most appropriate road to producing healthy food and environment in a world beset with falling carbon reserves coupled with the dangers of climate change. The EAAA also has a human ecology (or social ecology) approach which promotes the role of people and their world views as fundamental to managing change in natural resource management.

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FARMING SECRETS

 
Farming Secrets supports farmers to farm with health, being viable and to grow nutrient dense mineral rich food for us all to eat – humans and animals – without the use of chemicals. Farming Secrets films successful farmers and experts who share their stories and show you how.

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REGRARIANS

 
Informations, resources, courses and more on regenerative agriculture

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SUSTAINABLE FARMING & BIOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE INFORMATION

 
News and blog posts from Graeme Sait, recognised leader in biological agriculture. Topics include Animal Health, Biological Agriculture, Bio-Management, Business Concepts, Farming Techniques, Nutrient Strategies, Human Wellness and Research and Development

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THE MULLOON INSTITUTE

 
The Mulloon Institute aims to make ‘Holistic Landscape Management’ a mainstream practice for sustainable and profitable agricultural businesses.

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AGCHATOZ

 
AgChatOZ is a virtual online community. Through communication via social media, AgChatOz aims to raise the profile of Australian agriculture by shining a light on the leading issues that affect the industry and the wider community. If you're on Twitter, online discussions take place 8pm Eastern Time each Tuesday night - search the hashtag #agchatoz.




BOOKS & PAPERS

...used and recommended by our case study participants and other practitioners of regenerative landscape management*.

INNOVATIONS FOR REGENERATIVE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
- Soils for Life Case Study Report. Read the individual Soils for Life Case Studies.

REPAIRING & PREPARING AUSTRALIA'S LANDSCAPES FOR GLOBAL CHANGE: WHY WE MUST DO MUCH MORE
- Australia 21

AUSTRALIAN SOILS & LANDSCAPES: AN ILLUSTRATED COMPENDIUM
- Neil McKenzie, David Jacquier, Ray Isbell, Katharine Brown

AG GUIDE - MANAGING FOR HEALTHY SOILS
- NSW Department of Primary Industries

HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT: A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR DECISION MAKING
- Allan Savory, Jody Butterfield

HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK: HEALTHY LAND, HEALTHY PROFITS
- Jody Butterfield, Sam Bingham, Allan Savory

GRASS PRODUCTIVITY
- Andre Voisin

GUIDE TO PLANNED GRAZING
- NRM South (Tasmania). Read the NRM South case study about planned grazing trials.

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON THE IMPACTS OF PLANNED GRAZING MANAGEMENT
Grazing management impacts on vegetation, soil biota and soil chemical, physical and hydrological properties in tall grass prairie
- in Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ON PERCEPTIONS OF PLANNED GRAZING MANAGEMENT
Multi-paddock grazing on rangelands: Why the perceptual dichotomy between research results and rancher experience?
- in Journal of Environmental Management

BACK FROM THE BRINK
- Peter Andrews

FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL: A FARMER'S ADVICE FOR HAPPIER HENS, HEALTHIER PEOPLE & A BETTER WORLD
- Joel Salatin

YOU CAN FARM: THE ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE TOSTART & SUCCEED IN A FARMING ENTERPRISE
- Joel Salatin

GARDENERS OF EDEN: REDISCOVERING OUR IMPORTANCE TO NATURE
- Dan Dagget, Tom Bean

NATURAL FARMING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE
- Pat Coleby

STIPA NEWSLETTERS
- Stipa Native Grasses Association

THE ONE-STRAW REVOLUTION
- Masanobu Fukuoka

THE ROAD BACK TO NATURE
- Masanobu Fukuoka

A SAND COUNTY ALMANAC
- Aldo Leopold

EARTHWORMS IN AUSTRALIA: A BLUEPRINT FOR A BETTER ENVIRONMENT
- David Murphy

THE COMPOST BOOK
- David Taylor, Yvonne Taylor






* NB. Links have been provided to online bookshop sites for reference or access to reviews only. Soils for Life does not endorse any particular book seller