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Soil Week Australia is an initiative by Healthy Soils Australia.

Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy People.

Our goal is to connect people and groups working towards protecting soil. Together, let’s spread awareness about the importance and benefits of healthy soil

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World Soil Day

World Soil Day (WSD) a United Nations initiative, is held annually on 5 December to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for better soil management practices.

This year the campaign is “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity“. By encouraging people around the world to engage in proactively improving soil health, and fight soil biodiversity loss.

Director

Bev became interested in soil carbon, healthy soil and regenerative
agriculture after a chance meeting on a plane with an old regenerative farmer. “We had a discussion on buffle grass (an introduced species dominating a lot of NT and WA) and during the four hour flight he challenged much of my very urban views on conservation, climate change, agriculture and particularly about the role of carbon in the soil.” Bev wanted to know more.

Adding to that revelation, she spent time on a cattle station in the Murchison area in Western Australia. The pastoralists of the property were restoring the land, reducing the grazing pressures, bringing back the perennial grasses, slowing down the water flow and with the help of dingoes restoring the ecological balance. They were passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about the land they were on.

It was then, that she decided she wanted to do something to raise awareness about soil health in Australia. The UN has a designated World Soil Day on December 5 th , soil is so important it needs a week. Thus, Soil Week Australia was born.

Tom Nicholas

“Tom has extensive experience working in the regenerative agriculture sector
(Victoria, NSW and Queensland) and has first hand experience in the implementation
of regenerative practices that lead to improved soil biology, building soil carbon, and
greater water holding capacity (the soil carbon sponge). Tom is extremely well
connected with leading practitioners in this sector.”

List of sponsors

Soil Week Australia is Sponsored by

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