Soil guru shares tips
LANDHOLDERS flocked to Booubyjan Hall to hear Dr Christine Jones present her Fundamentals of Soil workshop.
Almost 60 attendees travelled from as far as Gin Gin, Mundubbera, Bundaberg, Gayndah and Toowoomba to attend the workshop, which was hailed a huge success by South East Burnett Landcare president Beth Shanks.
“Dr Jones’s target is to help landholders to create healthy soil so their food has more nutrients so the health of the general population is better,” Mrs Shanks said.
“Food nutrient levels have declined in the last 50 years, by up to 85% in the case of some elements, which means we have to eat a lot more food to get the same nutrients which is thought to be a contributing factor to obesity levels.”
Dr Jones is an internation- ally-renowned soil ecologist who focuses on how to enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new top soil.
The workshop included steps landholders can take to help soil building and reduce acidification and salinity.
CUPPA TIME: Paul Winiecki, Carol and David Cusack, and Grace Winiecki, enjoy a chat over coffee at the workshop.
INFORMATION GATHERING: Russell Seears, Goomeri, and Bernie Carlton, Mundubbera, were on hand at the soil workshop.
WORTHWHILE SESSION: Cathy Mylrea, Bundaberg, Kay Enkelmann, Byee, Erin Lawless, Booubyjan, and Lorraine and Mike Langley, Gordonbrook, got plenty from the workshop.
SAYING G'DAY: Bernie Wixon, Biggenden, and Steve Richard, Byrnestown, were on hand at the Fundamentals of Soil workshop.