So what is Soil Restoration Farming?
It is not a product;
It is not a method of farming;
and it is not a belief system.
It represents a movement, a shared understanding that we CAN and MUST restore our soils to their original functional purpose through farming.
This is not a NEW idea and it comes with sound science.
It is backed by ALL levels of society – from World Leaders, Universities, Companies, Consumers and Farmers of ALL time.
I attended the Soil Restoration Farming day at Dongara on the 19th March. The day was/is probably one of the most significant revelation/light bulb times of my life. We dont get many of these in our lives so they are extremely important to capture – so we can go forward in life with less sideways or backward steps causing delays/slowing of vital progress.
I came away from the Dongara work shop with a completely changed idea of how I wanted to farm for the future. Cheers!
“Thank you to everyone involved for an informative and motivating day. Dr Christine Jones’ knowledge base and life’s work gives farmers hope for a sustainable future; moving back to work with mother nature, reducing chemicals, artificial fertilizers, increasing the profit margin and most importantly producing a nutrient rich product from a living healthy soil. It was refreshing to meet so many farmers motivated and thinking outside the square, determined to work for a sustainable future in agriculture.”
“I would like to thank you for the involvement Southern DIRT was able to have at your recent Cropping & Mixed Farming Forum in Kojonup. It was a fantastic turn-out and the feedback we have received following the event has been fantastic.”
It would be almost impossible for me to capture the incredible depth and breadth of wisdom shared during the Soil Restoration Forum in Kojonup on Tuesday 24th March. Katanning Landcare was fortunate, through funding from the Caring for our Country initiative of the Federal Government, to subsidize the entry fee for 10 farmers from the Katanning area to attend a full day workshop on soil health.