David HardwickAgroecologist, Founder & Owner, Soil Land Food
WHO IS DAVID HARDWICK?
David Hardwick, is an agroecologist & partner in the rural change management company Soil Land Food. David has over 20 years experience in rural landscapes, farming and food systems. He develops and delivers many of the extension projects for Soil Land Food across Australia. He worked in community development and then horticulture before completing a dairy traineeship on an organic dairy in NSW.
Since then he has had a wide ranging career working in both management and technical roles. These include Landcare extension, agronomy, soils, agribusiness, biofertiliser R&D and manufacturing, organics, training, and consulting positions. For many years he also helped run a regional farmers market business with his wife. He has also worked on rural cooperative and social enterprise projects. David also teaches soils, regenerative agriculture, farm planning and agroecology at TAFE NSW on a casual basis. David’s passion is agroecology and empowering farmers with knowledge and skills that make a difference!
David’s qualifications include:
Bachelor of Ecological Agriculture (University of Sydney)
Diploma in Agribusiness (TAFE NSW)
CIV in Training & Assessment
Grazing Land Management (Queensland DPI)
Natural Sequence Farming – Tarwyn Park Training
- 29 Sep 2023
- 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
On-Farm Bugs and Brews: Biofertilisers, Stimulants and Inoculants
Learn to make biofertilisers and bioferments on farm.
In this hands-on 1 day workshop with presenter David Hardwick from Soil Land Food, you will learn the theory behind fermentation based bioferments and biofertilisers. We will also practise making a number of simple products including EM, biofertilisers and a bioferment. Open source simple recipes and how to make an inoculation for a fermentation compost are included on the day, including:
- The types of biological products.
- Aerobic and fermentation products
- Fermentation: the essential principles
- Making Fermentation based biostimulants, inoculants and biofertilisers
- Using biologicals
When? Friday September 29th, 8.45am to 3.30pm
Where? Blackwood River Farm, 210 Campbell Road, Warner Glen, 6288
What else? Morning Tea & Lunch will be provided. BYO refill water bottle, wear appropriate farm footwear and dress for the weather.
Cost? $100 +GST