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Colonial Brewery
29 Osmington Rd, Bramley WA 6285
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02 Feb 2023


All Day

Soil Secrets: The Fundamentals for Building Profit, Productivity & Natural Capital

A 1 day Workshop & Field Walk with Dr Christine Jones

Research & farming case studies have demonstrated that flourishing communities of beneficial soil microbes are ‘key’ to soil health & plant production. Also revealed is that having the right microbes present in the soil & in the right amounts, is dependent on having a diversity of green plants growing in the soil all year round.

How can it be done? How can we i) increase the water holding capacity of our soils ii) achieve flourishing communities of beneficial soil microbes iii) maintain year round species rich pastures, & iv) transition from a solely winter/spring annual pasture system to a more perennial system?

Find answers to these questions and more at our 1 day workshop & field walk  ‘Soil Secrets – The Fundamentals  for Building Profit, Productivity & Natural Capital’ with Australian soil ecologist Dr Christine Jones. Dr Jones will explain the truly amazing connections between plants, microbes & the soil, & how a positive feedback loop between them all can work to restore our farmland soils along with farm profits & productivity.

Event Logistics:

When? Thursday, February 2nd, 9.00am to 4.00pm

Where? Colonial Brewery, 29 Osmington Rd, Bramley WA 6285

Cost? $60.00 + GST. Morning Tea & Lunch are included.

How? Places are limited so don’t wait!

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What else? BYO refillable water bottle and don’t forget to dress for the weather plus wear suitable footwear for the paddock walk.



We are delighted to bring to you internationally renowned & highly respected ground cover & soils specialist, Dr. Christine Jones. Armed with a PhD (Soil Biochemistry) Christine also has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new topsoil.

In 2001 Christine received a Community Fellowship Award from Land and Water Australia for “mobilising the community to better manage their land, water, and vegetation.” Three years later she launched Amazing Carbon as a means to widely share her vision and inspire change.

In her long career Christine has published more than 50 scientific papers on soil science, and has organised and participated in workshops, field days, seminars and conferences throughout Australia, and around world.

Here’s a little taste of what’s to come – if you haven’t seen or heard them before check out our previous webinars & podcasts with Christine & get ready to be blown away by her immense knowledge!

This Lower Blackwood LCDC workshop is delivered in partnership with the Lower South West Growers Group and is supported through the Augusta Margaret River Shire Environmental Management Fund & the Agriculture Climate Resilience Fund.

This event is one of a series of events bringing Dr Christine Jones to Western Australia, & is a collaboration between DPIRD, Torbay Catchment Group, Perth NRM|RegenWA, Earthwhile Australia, Lower Blackwood LCDC, Wilson Inlet Catchment, The Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance (SJFFA), Oyster Harbour Catchment Group Inc, South Coast NRM, Galloway Springs and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Perth Hills and Swan Valley Project.

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