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NSW DPI recognises Soils for Life

  NSW DEPT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES RECOGNISES SOILS FOR LIFE The November 2012 edition of Agriculture Today includes an article on the Soils for Life Program - "Soils for Life says we must mimic natural processes". Read it here.... Agriculture Today ('Ag Today') is the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ research, advisory and farm management newspaper, also available as a monthly hard copy insert in the centre of The Land newspaper. Now in its 20th year of publishing, the paper carries news and features on agriculture and natural resources issues in NSW. It also contains information on services, courses, upcoming events, ....

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Michael Jeffery appointed the first Advocate for Soils

24-Oct-2012 GREAT NEWS FOR OUR SOILS! Michael Jeffery appointed the first Advocate for Soil Health Soils for Life is delighted at the PM's announcement made at yesterday's National Farmers' Federation Congress (read the speech here) - great news for our soils and for supporting the widespread adoption of regenerative landscape management. Read about the announcement c/o The Australian newspaper below, and the follow up article from The Australian, 27 Oct 12 here: Soils for a better life for world (93 KB) Ex-G-G is the first Advocate for Soils Sue Neales The Australian October 24, 2012 12:00AM FORMER governor-general Michael Jeffery is to become Australia's ....

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Shane and Shan Joyce Carbon Cocky of the Year!

24-Oct-2012 CONGRATULATION TO SHANE AND SHAN JOYCE - NATIONAL CARBON COCKY AWARD WINNERS 2012 Soils for Life congratulates all nominees and winners for this year's Carbon Cocky Awards, but it is with particular pride that we see our case study participants receiving well-deserved recognition! National Carbon Cocky 2012 winners Shane and Shan Joyce were generous in hosting our team as we recorded their story earlier in 2012 - and what an inspiration it is! Check out our Facebook site to view a photo gallery of the gorgeous, healthy and productive Dukes Plains. You may recognise some of our favourite images around this website. Here is the full list of winners: National ....

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Michael Jeffery appointed the first Advocate for Soils

GREAT NEWS FOR OUR SOILS! Michael Jeffery appointed the first Advocate for Soil Health Soils for Life is delighted at the PM's announcement made at yesterday's National Farmers' Federation Congress (read the speech here) - great news for our soils and for supporting the widespread adoption of regenerative landscape management. Read about the announcement c/o The Australian newspaper below, and the follow up article from The Australian, 27 Oct 12 here: ....

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Celebrating Compost

18-Oct-2012 CELEBRATING COMPOST! YLAD Living Soils "Farming for the Future of the Planet" Seminar and Field Day - 10-12 Oct 12 Soils for Life Case study participants Rhonda and Bill Daly of Milgadara near Young celebrated 10 years of innovation in compost production, through their well known compost business, YLAD Living Soils, holding 3 days of seminars and field days entitled “Farming for the Future of the Planet” on October 10, 11, and 12. Packed with information, and success stories from farmers and land managers, the seminars and field days focused on the use of compost and its role in putting life back into the soil, as well as other innovations ....

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Open Forum Blog of the Day

  OPEN FORUM BLOG OF THE DAY Soils for Life Program Manager, Simon Gould, wrote today's Blog of the Day on Open Forum - Opportunities for regenerative management of our rural landscapes. Great to be able to further promote the positive work of our innovative farmers.

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Next steps after the launch

01-Oct-2012 NEXT STEPS AFTER THE LAUNCH After a very busy month for Soils for Life we are eagerly looking forward to our next steps after the very successful launch on 13 September of our case study report, Innovations for Regenerative Landscape Management, and new website www.soilsforlife.org.au. The Launch The launch was very well received by all in attendance - thanks to all of those who joined us on the day, in particular our case study participants. We were all fortunate to be able to swap stories as the Soils for Life Board and case study participants joined the Soils for Life team for lunch after the launch. Have a look at the photos on ....

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Future Directions International comments on Soils for Life

  FUTURE DIRECTIONS INTERNATIONAL COMMENTS ON SOILS FOR LIFE Future Directions International (FDI) has provided comment on Soils for Life - The Need to Regenerate our Landscape. FDI provides independent strategic analysis of Australia's global interests. It aims to ensure that Australians recognise they are part of a two-ocean continent and that West Australians see themselves belonging to a dynamic, national entity in a developing region of the world. In achieving this outcome, Indian Ocean and its littoral states will play an increasingly important role in Australia’s future. With this in mind, FDI has established four areas of research that embrace the following: ....