SOILS FOR LIFE IN THE MEDIA

This page contains links to media coverage of Soils for Life and our inspirational innovative farmers.
Please go to the Media page for press releases and media enquiries and the News page for the latest news and updates from Soils for Life.
Earlier media coverage can be found in the Archive


MEDIA COVERAGE

2014

12 APR 14 STOCK JOURNAL - Spotlight on soil health

Australian agriculture needs a fundamental shift from a linear mining of nutrients to more efficient nutrient cycling, according to microbiologist and Soils for Life scientific adviser Walter Jehne.
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READ THE FEATURE IN THE
MAR/APR 2014 ORGANIC GARDENER MAGAZINE
Talkin' 'bout regeneration

A new breed of farmers and researchers are working to turn around decades of degradation of natural systems and soils...
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26 FEB 14 BOMBALA TIMES - Life lessons learnt as soil field day

One hundred people from near and far attended the Soils for Life demonstration and field day at Charlie and Anne Maslin's property Gunningrah at Bombala last Thursday. Gunningrah has been profiled by the national Soils for Life initiative as a high performing example of regenerative landscape management.
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12 FEB 14 BOMBALA TIMES - Field day promotes soil regeneration

Soils for Life is hosting a demonstration and field day on ‘Gunningrah’, near Bombala, on February 20.
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2013 MAGAZINE FEATURES

READ THE FEATURE IN THE
AUG/SEP 2013 OUTBACK MAGAZINE
Grassroots change

...On “Lana”, a 3350-hectare Northern Tablelands property that carries 7000 sheep and 700 breeding cows, the organisation [Soils for Life] is showcasing the results of a 20-year experiment by the Wright family that has seen them almost eliminate their reliance on expensive inputs while significantly improving the quality of their soil, vegetation and water resources...
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READ THE FEATURE IN THE
JUN 2013 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY
Saving the farm

Drought, erosion, salinity, climate change and synthetic fertilisers are degrading farmland, but our farming women are helping turn the tide with nature.
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2013

01 OCT 13 CANBERRA TIMES - Making friends in the garden

So how do we conserve what water we do have in our whole biosystem to keep it in for longer? The only way we can save water is to make sure that every single one of every 100 raindrops that falls here filters into our soils and is retained in our soils, and that is what organic soil health [with us composting madly, working alongside our friends the worms and the fungi] is all about...
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29 AUG 13 SYDNEY MORNING HERALD - Soil advice must be earthy - and impartial

In the end it's about trust. With food scarcity snapping at the world's heels, the need to increase both yield and sustainability of food-growing has never been more pressing. To do it, we need knowledge - of soils, hydrology, microbes, nutrition...
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17 AUG 13 THE AUSTRALIAN - Agribusiness in search of its own champion

Australia's schools had David Gonski, its banks Stan Wallis, and the car industry John Button. Now agriculture wants its own "champion" to lay out a plan for the future and see it through the complexities and hurdles of Canberra...
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07 AUG 13 THE LAND - Productivity: it's only natural

Touring David and Mary Marsh's farm "Allendale", at Boorowa, is a rough experience. It's September and cold when I first visit the Marshes. At this time of year, on the cusp of spring, much of the Central West is grazed as closely as a bowling green. "Allendale", though, is a landscape lumpy with green-shooting grass tussocks...
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06 AUG 13 THE AUSTRALIAN - Using livestock to restore vegetation to arid land

Allan Savory reckons he discovered the secret to successful cattle farming - and to potentially reversing climate change - while tracking lions through lush African grasslands more than four decades ago...
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MEDIA COVERAGE ARCHIVE

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