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Busselton campus hosts SmartSoil short course

Are you interested in agriculture, organics and the environment?

South Regional TAFE’s Busselton campus will host SmartSoil for the delivery of a new soil health short course.

Introduction to Regenerative Methods is a non-accredited short course for those with an interest in regenerative agriculture, organics, human health and the environment. Designed with the future in mind, it aims to equip the next generation of conscious land users and land managers with empowering skills and techniques in regeneration. It all starts with the soil and its connection to human and planetary health.

Who would benefit from this course?

  • Home gardeners
  • Producers
  • Agriculturalists
  • Hobby farmers
  • Horticulturalists
  • Anyone interested in regenerative soil and farming practices.

Learn the correct methods of building soil, composting and compost teas while also coming away with basic theoretical knowledge in regenerative systems and systems thinking.

Theoretical elements of the course will include:

  • Soil overview: how soil life boosts productivity
  • Soil organic matter and soil types
  • The rhizosphere and basic soil biology
  • The human connection to the soil
  • The Soil Food Web.

Practical elements of the course will include:

  • Building thermal aerobic compost
  • Taking a soil test for microbial analysis
  • Basic analysis of soil life via microscope
  • The creation and application of thermal aerobic compost tea.

Regenerative agriculture not only produces nutritionally dense food but also offers a holistic solution to the climate crisis. It does this by sequestering carbon, improving biodiversity, building drought resilience and improving overall ecosystem function. Regenerative methods allow us to interact with nature in a symbiotic way, rather than domineering and destroying it.

Each module of the Regenerative Methods curriculum gives students the necessary tools and resources to begin their regenerative journey, whether it be in an agricultural, community, or agribusiness setting. This introductory course is a primer for accredited regenerative courses to come.

This non-accredited course will be held at South Regional TAFE’s Busselton campus.

Option of Tuesday evenings, Thursday mornings or Saturday mornings (for six weeks).

Expressions of interest are being taken by the Busselton campus. For more information phone the campus on 63713600 or email busselton@srtafe.wa.edu.au

 

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