Show soil some love with bugs and brews

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

A HANDS-ON work­shop called “bugs and brews” will be held next month for farm­ers to learn about in­oc­u­lants, bio-stim­u­lants and fer­tilis­ers, and how to make them.

The work­shop will be run by David Hard­wick and Gerry Gill­spie. David is an agro-ecol­o­gist who works across east­ern Aus­tralia with farm­ers and gra­ziers. His area of spe­cial­ity in­cludes soils, biofer­tilis­ers and com­post­ing.

David teaches agri­cul­ture and or­ganic agri­cul­ture at TAFE NSW and is a part­ner in Soil Land Food, a con­sul­tancy spe­cial­is­ing in sus­tain­able and eco­log­i­cal agri­cul­ture.

Gerry is a leader in fer­men­ta­tion-based in­oc­u­lants and bio-fer­tilis­ers.

He pi­o­neered the “no-turn” in­oc­u­lated com­post in Aus­tralia, and teaches it around the world.

He has been in­volved in the re­cov­ery of wasted re­sources and their re­use for years.

The work­shop will fo­cus on on-farm tech­nolo­gies, in­clud­ing prac­ti­cal fer­men­ta­tion-based tech­niques, bio-fer­tilis­ers, bi­oles and liq­uid hy­drolysates and no-turn, in­oc­u­lated com­post­ing

Book­ings are lim­ited. For more visit info@soil­

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