Noosa Landcare are holding a Tonics for Your Soil workshop on Thursday 20 June 2019, from 5.00PM to 7.00pm.

Hosting the workshop, Nina Saxton and Dave Clark. Between them, this tag team of soil biota experts will provide you with a greater understanding of soil, what lives in it, why it’s important to our pasture and crops and how we can look after it. They will brew up a natural activated tea that will make your soil come alive and show you how to do is simply at home. Whether you have a small veggie patch or acres of pasture, these activated composting brews will help.

 

Prior to retirement, Dave was an itinerant Permaculture teacher, designer and consultant, working here and overseas. He worked in Macedonia for the UN, rehabilitating a 50 hectare refugee camp site after the Kosovo war, and in Israel where he taught at Ein Gedi Field School for the Society for the Protection of Nature. Since retirement, Dave has become passionately interested in Regenerative Agriculture and the soil food web, and is practising small scale Holistic grazing, pasture establishment and soil improvement through cover cropping, composting and the use of bacteria and fungi on his small acreage in Doonan.

Dave also volunteers as gardens co-coordinator one day a week at the Yandina Community Permaculture Gardens.

Nina Saxton from Banyan View Farm has had a rich and varied career spanning medical research, environmental research and presently, regenerative farming. At the farm, she manages the land alongside her partner Steve and together they raise beef cattle, a small flock of sheep and lambs, an orchard, market garden, native bees, chickens and one very large Maremma who looks after them all!

Nina has been involved with Land for Wildlife for over 18 years and has been working with plants and animals all her life, particularly soil. Her view is that the farm and its inhabitants are happy and healthy because the soil is the main focus of the operation and all actions that are undertaken on the farm are focused on continuing to enliven and care for the health of the soil.

Where: 

Rural Futures Centre – 65 Pavilion Street, Pomona.

Cost: 

Free to Noosa Landcare Members & Bushcarers

$10.00 for other attendees

Numbers are limited. Light refreshments provided.

Bookings: 

Bookings are essential by 17 June 2019. For any enquiries, please call Jo 5485 2468.

For bookings, please click here.