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The Soils For Life video series features prominent Australians and successful farmers who emanate enthusiasm, passion and wisdom about regenerative agriculture practices.

Enjoy!

John Feehan - Dung beetles

  And now - everything you ever wanted to know about dung beetles from one of Australia’s top experts. John Feehan says these tiny creatures have the answer to carbon sequestration and preventing nutrient and chemical runoff into our waterways.

John West - Mulloon Creek Catchment

  This interview with John West is part of our Mulloon Creek Catchment case study. The case study outlines the collaboration between 20 farmers rehydrating their creek and agricultural landscape. John West has seen a remarkable transformation on his part of the Creek, in a very short time. In 12 weeks, and with five interventions, John’s seeing fish and birds for the first time in decades, as well as clean water good enough for a dip. Read the case study

Gerry Carroll and Andrew Robinson - Mulloon Creek Catchment

  This interview with Gerry Carroll and Andrew Robinson is part of our Mulloon Creek Catchment case study. The case study outlines the collaboration between 20 farmers rehydrating their creek and agricultural landscape. Gerry was one of the first landowners to come on board with Tony Coote’s vision. Gerry and his manager, Andrew, have seen outstanding results from slowing down the Creek, and building up surrounding pasture. Read the case study

Sue and Ulli Tuisk - Mulloon Creek Catchment

  This interview with Sue and Ulli Tusk, is part of our Mulloon Creek Catchment case study. The case study outlines the collaboration between 20 farmers rehydrating their creek and agricultural landscape. The Tuisks, who own historic “Palerang”, decided to install a slightly different type of weir – in the form of a “V”. Read the case study

Peter Hazell - Mulloon Creek Catchment

  This interview with Peter Hazell is part of our Mulloon Creek Catchment case study. The case study outlines the collaboration between 20 farmers rehydrating their creek and agricultural landscape. Peter, Project Coordinator at the Mulloon Institute, coordinates 20 landholders and work on 14 farms. Read the case study

Gary Nairn AO - Mulloon Creek Catchment

  This interview with the Chair of the Mulloon Institute, Gary Nairn AO, is part of our Mulloon Creek Catchment case study. The case study outlines the collaboration between 20 farmers rehydrating their creek and agricultural landscape. Read the case study

The Brownlow Hill story

  This is the story of an historic farm which almost failed. It’s a story which goes back 200 years, when the pasture at Brownlow Hill, just near Camden, supplied Sydney with milk. A number of crises, including the deregulation of the dairy industry in the 1990’s and the threat of Coal Seam Gas exploration, forced Edgar and Lynne Downes to drastically review how they farmed. Read the case study

Patrick Holden, Sustainable Food Trust, UK

The latest in our series of YouTube interviews with influential Australians follows the Global Soils Security and Planetary Health Conference in Sydney from December 4 to 6. In this interview, Patrick describes his transition from "just a farmer from Wales" through the organic movement to the leader of the Sustainable Food Trust in the UK.

Linda Lilburne, Landcare Research, New Zealand

  The latest in our series of YouTube interviews with influential Australians follows the Global Soils Security and Planetary Health Conference in Sydney from December 4 to 6. In this interview, Linda Lilburne discusses a unique collaboration between farmers, business, government and local communities to address nitrogen run off and other issues affecting New Zealand's waterways. The aim is to preserve and market that country's clean, green, pristine image.  

Professor Tony Capon

The latest in our series of YouTube interviews with influential Australians follows the Global Soils Security and Planetary Health Conference in Sydney from December 4 to 6. Professor Tony Capon is the world's first Professor of Planetary Health. In this interview, Tony discusses what that role really means, the urgent task facing global scientists, and the worrying relationship between poor soil health and gastro intestinal conditions such as Crohne's Disease. ....

Charlie Maslin - The Disrupter

  Listen to Charlie Maslin talk about how his 'drought proofing' strategies for his regenerative farm, aimed at keeping his groundcover, can capture rain when it comes - heavy or not.  

Winlaton - Regenerative Agriculture Case Study (Round 2)

  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. 

Jillamatong - Regenerative Agriculture Case Study

  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.  

Alan Lauder - The Carbon Expert

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'

Darren Perryman - The Chef

There’s a revolution in restaurants around the world. Customers and chefs are increasingly growing their own fruit and vegetables - even their own meat - to satisfy demands for super freshness and garden to plate provenance. This video interview introduces one lucky chef with a huge farm right on his doorstep.

Prof Robin Batterham - The Scientist

In the latest in the Soils for Life video series, former Australian Chief Scientist, Professor Robin Batterham, warns that the world has lost two thirds of all soil carbon since the introduction of industrial agriculture.

Tony Coote - The Farmer

<br> A new way of farming which began 11 years ago and boosted productivity by 60 per cent has been adopted by an entire catchment measuring 23,000 hectares near Canberra.

Costa Georgiadis - The Gardening Guru

  This interview with “Gardening Australia” host, Costa Georgiadis, is the next in our ongoing video series. Costa is passionate about turning 'death into life’ to construct healthy soils, and the impact of the growing urban sprawl on our food producers.  

Fiona Simson: The President

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 one of our most advanced farmers. Enjoy. Fiona Simson, president of National Farmers Federation, shares her views on taking care of the soil with today's farming practices.

Jeff Kennett speaks to Soils for Life

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 one of our most advanced farmers. Enjoy. Jeff Kennett, former Australian politician, shares his views on the importance of a comprehensive soil, water and agriculture policy.

Support World Soil Day and the International Year of Soils 2015

Animated video produced by the Global Soil Partnership promoting the creation of a UN World Soil Day and the adoption of 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The animation outlines the importance and benefits of soils and the hazards currently facing them. © FAO: http://www.fao.org

A story of adopting regenerative landscape management

In 2012 Soils for Life produced a report of 19 case studies of leading practice sustainable and profitable farming. 'Gunningrah' was one of those case studies, and at the report launch, Anne Maslin of Gunningrah shared their personal story of adopting regenerative landscape management. Soils for Life is a registered Environmental Organisation with the principal purpose of enhancing the natural environment through provision of information and education on innovative ....