"It all starts with healthy soils" Dr Maarten Stapper explains how the current practices of fertilization and use of chemicals results in our food now being less nutritious than it was in the past.
An internationally recognised expert on food and farming has warned that industrially produced fruit and vegetables are robbing our plants of their own protection system and significantly reducing their mineral and antioxidant properties.
Major General Michael Jeffery addresses current droughts and unpacks our best chance to combat, or even reduce them in the future. The video is part of a presentation by Major General Jeffery to the Food For Thought Festival in Albany, WA, from October 5 to 7.
Winlaton is a Future Farming Landscapes investment model for sustainable and regenerative agriculture in the irrigation sector. It is the brainchild of the founders of Kilter Rural and achieves 8% ROI through three income streams - production, the water market and state eco-credits on 8500 ha of aggregated properties. As the southern-most cotton growing enterprise in Australia, it also crops tomatoes & lucerne as part of the rotation, and keeps/restores 40% of area under native vegetation.
At “Jillamatong” near Braidwood, Martin Royds has turned traditional agriculture in his neighbourhood on its head, and increased his productivity to 230% per DSE. Determination, learning from the experts and an inquisitive mind have been the key to “Jillamatong”’s success, even in dry times.
In this exclusive series of interviews for Soils for Life, prominent Australians lend their perspective on the fundamental role that soils play in our urban and rural landscape. You’ll hear from prominent influencers, a chef, an innovator, a gardening guru and several of our most advanced farmers. Enjoy. Alan Lauder - farmer and author, talks about farming 'Carbon Flows'