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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.

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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 ....

How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and ....

LandcareNT - Episode 8: Planned Grazing

Moira Lanzarin (nee O'Brien), Director of Coodardie Brahmans, Northern Territory, discusses planned grazing, a holistic management approach that improves groundcover, soil condition and carrying capacity. Planning cattle movements though small paddocks (similar to cell grazing) has also helped improve profits and lifestyle. See www.coodardie.com.au.

Let's Talk About Soil - English - subtitled

This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable. For more information visit globalsoilweek.org --- Credits: Director: Uli Henrik Streckenbach (uhsless.de) Design: Uli Henrik Streckenbach, Ronny Schmidt (roschroom.com) Modelling: Ronny Schmidt, Uli Henrik Streckenbach Character Rigging: Maik Lochmann Animation: Uli ....

Michael Jeffery speaks with John Ive about reducing salinity to produce productive farmland

John and Robyn Ive of 'Talaheni' on the NSW Southern Tablelands have overcome a severe dryland salinity problem to increase available productive land on their property. By reducing the water table levels through revegetating their ridgelines, they have eliminated saline seeps. Michael Jeffery recognises the success John has achieved in regenerating the landscape as they discuss some of John's innovative techniques. Read about how the Ives achieved this significant outcome, and the innovative way they have managed ....

Michael Jeffery talks with Colin Seis of Winona on the benefits of regenerative landscape management

Michael Jeffery is the Chair of Soils for Life and Australia's Advocate for Soil Health. Colin Seis' management of 'Winona' in the NSW Central Highlands provides an excellent example of regenerative landscape management in practice, showing what can be achieved by focussing on soil health, and the related functions of vegetation and water management. Colin has shared his inspirational story with Soils for Life, and discusses with Michael Jeffery some of his experiences, ....

Michael Jeffery, Advocate for Soil Health, recognises the importance of our farmers

Michael Jeffery, the Chair of Soils for Life, recognises the importance of our farmers as stewards of the land and discusses the need for a coordinated approach to regenerative landscape management, supported at the highest levels of government. Soils for Life is an Outcomes Australia project and has principal purpose of enhancing Australia's natural environment with a focus on the Australian rural landscape. The Soils for Life program supports ....

MAJGEN Michael Jeffery, Chair of Soils for Life, on regenerating our landscape

Soils for Life is an Outcomes Australia project and has principal purpose of enhancing Australia's natural environment with a focus on the Australian rural landscape. The Soils for Life program supports innovative farmers and land managers demonstrating high performance in regenerative landscape management. We believe their stories (see www.soilsforlife.org.au/case-studies.html) are compelling and can provide confidence for those who want to make a change for the ....

Soil and Food Security - SSSA PSA

Soil and Food Security: It's easy to understand that a food like beans comes from soil. But most of what we eat can actually be traced back to soil. It's true, and that's why it's important to take care of a resource that means so much. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), www.soils.org, is a progressive international scientific society that fosters the transfer of knowledge and practices to sustain global soils. www.soils.org ....