Biological Farming for Healthy Soils Workshop - 12th March 2010

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This workshop is for anyone using soil to grow plants and
covers the ins and outs of creating and maintaining soils through biological farming practices with examples of achieved successes.

Dr Maarten Stapper - Farming Systems Agronomist. Maarten featured in ABC Australian Story ‘Back to Earth’ in June 2009, about his road into biological farming systems and his disconnect with the official science world.

This workshop is for anyone using soil to grow plants and covers the ins and outs of creating and maintaining soils through biological farming practices with examples of achieved successes.

Biological farming can improve soil carbon ten times faster and to higher levels than under current farming practices where nitrogen fertilizers and herbicides limit the carbon storage as humus.

Organic farming can be attained from current practice in transition through a period of biological farming during which soil is balanced and weed problems are reduced.

 9am—5pm, Friday 12th March 2010, Bairnsdale RSL, Princes Highway, Bairnsdale, Lunch supplied

You are encouraged to bring along plants with soil from good and bad parts of the paddock to examine soil structure & colour, root behaviour and plant health issues.

Please register by 5pm, Friday 5th March to East Gippsland Landcare Network on 5152 0600 or paul.harvey@dpi.vic.gov.au

Please see attached flyer http://www.egcma.com.au/file/Flyer%201.pdf