Nomad Farms hosts experts Joel Salatin, Walter Jehne & Dick Richardson

Farmers and other friendly folk from across South Australia recently converged on Nomad Farms to learn more about the importance of soil health from three renowned specialists Joel Salatin, Walter Jehne and Dick Richardson. This was the second event of 'Scratching the Surface: Soil Biology in Agriculture Forum' which focused on the practical ways we can improve production outcomes through increasing the health and biology of soil.

Like many others we were greatly inspired and encouraged by the knowledge and discussions shared. At Nomad Farms we take soil health pretty seriously, one of the many reasons why we leave pesticides or herbicides on the shelf at the shop.

Discussion was wide-ranging, from the impact of plant roots on soil microbial communities and soil rehydration through to the benefits of multi species manures on soil biological health.

Nomad Farm's very own baby Laura showing a keen interest in microbiology, currently completing her first thesis!  

 Above: Dick Richardson, Walter Jehne, Joel Salatin, Baby Laura Bradman, Verity Slee and Tom Bradman.  The farm walk was jointly hosted by the Ranges to River Natural Resources Management Group, SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and the Kangaroo Island NRM Board with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, NRM Levies and the Regional Landcare Facilitator Programme. 

Above: Dick Richardson, Walter Jehne, Joel Salatin, Baby Laura Bradman, Verity Slee and Tom Bradman.

The farm walk was jointly hosted by the Ranges to River Natural Resources Management Group, SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and the Kangaroo Island NRM Board with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, NRM Levies and the Regional Landcare Facilitator Programme.