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Demo Day - from sandpit to soil

21-Mar-2013 DEMO DAY - FROM SANDPIT TO SOIL David Clayfield showing the difference between the unimproved and improved soil on Clover Estate. SOILS FOR LIFE DEMONSTRATION & FIELD DAY, CLOVER ESTATE, MT GAMBIER Autumn arrived in south-east South Australia just in time for Soils for Life’s second demonstration day, which was held on David and Alison Clayfield’s Clover Estate, 15 north-east of Mount Gambier. Around 25 people came from as near as a few farms away to as far as the Fleurieu Peninsula and Adelaide. After 40 degrees the day before when David and the SFL team were setting things up, it was a pleasant 23 degrees on the day. The day started with ....

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Michael Jeffery on ABC South East SA Radio

  MICHAEL JEFFERY ON ABC SOUTH EAST SA RADIO Ahead of today's Demonstration and Field Day on Clover Estate near Mt Gambier, Michael Jeffery chats with Stuart Stansfield on ABC South East SA breakfast about the Soils for Life program, his role as Advocate for Soil Health, landscape degradation in Australia and what he sees as the solution. You can listen to the interview here on the ABC South East SA website.

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Look around our updated site

14-Mar-2013 NEW PAGES AND MENU OPTIONS ON THE SOILS FOR LIFE WEBSITE We're constantly working on our website to refresh pages, add new information and respond to requests for useful content, so if the site looks a bit different and the menus have moved around - that's why! Thanks to all those who provided details of their favourite resources to add to our new Reference Library - especially our Facebook friends. (If you haven't been to our Facebook page yet, come across and like us to keep up to date with interesting tidbits we come across relevent to regenerative landscape management.) Our Reference Library provides a list of books, websites and a couple of ....

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ABC Radio National on Carbon Farming

  ABC RADIO NATIONAL ON CARBON FARMING Tune in to ABC Radio National in your region this Sunday 24 February at 8:05am EST to hear a program on carbon farming and regenerating soil carbon in landscapes. The program will feature Soils for Life case study participant, Colin Seis and Board Member David Marsh who are practising regenerative methods not aligned to conventional farming with positive results, regardless of carbon farming initiative challenges. Read more on the Background Briefing program on the Radio National website or download or listen to the story here. If you can't make it on ....

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End of Year Update

18-Dec-2012 SOILS FOR LIFE END OF YEAR UPDATE It’s been a very big year for our small team here at Soils for Life. Click on the links in the text below for further detail on each item. Looking back... ....

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Success in sharing how to use soil fertility to manage weeds

26-Nov-2012 SUCCESS IN SHARING HOW TO USE SOIL FERTILITY TO MANAGE WEEDS Agronomist Bart Davidson shares how improving soil fertility can combat weed problems Soils for Life Field Day at Shannon Vale Station The first field day hosted on a Soils for Life case study property was held on 21 November 2012, in glorious spring weather, on Greg and Sally Chappell’s Shannon Vale Station, near Glen Innes, northern New South Wales. The event was planned around 80 expected registrations, but attracted more than 120 enthusiastic participants from a range of backgrounds. Around 40% indicated that they attended to ‘gain knowledge to change their practices to focus on soil health’, whilst just over 30% stated that ....

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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 ....