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The Regenerative Soil-Water-Vegetation Cycle

Together in a natural system, soil, water and vegetation - supported by a constant flow of solar energy - provide a regenerative cycle. Improving landscape management practices can help to restore these natural systems, through which we can maximise water use efficiency, improve soil health, nutrient cycling and biodiversity of vegetation. In simple terms, a properly structured soil, with good levels of soil organic carbon, allows greater infiltration and retention of rainfall. Every gram of carbon in the soil can retain up to eight grams ....

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About the Soils for Life Blog

Soils for Life aims to encourage and support the wide adoption of regenerative landscape management by Australian farmers and land managers. To achieve this, we seek out leading practice in landscape management - where positive economic, environmental and social outcomes have been achieved - and share these experiences to assist others. We'll use this blog to discuss what we've found and what these innovative farmers are doing. Hopefully we can de-mystify what are sometime still considered ‘fringe’ practices, and show that they are affordable, achievable, worth adopting – ....