Soils – Life’s Foundation. Welcome to Reef Catchments’ 11th Annual Healthy Soils Symposium held over three days across the region!
Landholders, industry, government, and consumers increasingly understand the crucial role soil commands in our lives. Soil’s very existence is life’s foundation. In the 21st Century, consideration of soils’ fragility is a baseline for its management. More than ever, we need to be considerate of the closed circuit of influence soil health has on that of plants, animals, people, and ultimately, our planet.
At this year’s National Landcare Conference, the Hon. Penny Wensley, Australia’s National Soils Advocate, clearly stated the importance of soil care, conservation, and regeneration as solutions to reducing climate change impacts, improving environmental health, and ensuring ongoing food security.
This year’s three-day event includes two Field Days where local farm management examples and demonstrations will share issues, mitigations, and successes in creating vibrant, healthy soils. The Conference Day is packed with presentations for a full day of information sharing, including case study findings, research, and experiences in discovering soil health as we know it today.
This event is proudly hosted by Reef Catchments and funded by the Australian Government through the National Landcare Program.
COVID SAFE EVENT
Please note this is a COVID safe event.
Please make use of hand sanitising products provided at the venue/s.
We ask that all guests consider their health and that of others before attending. If you are unwell or displaying any symptoms, for example a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath, please stay home.
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Day #1 – Field Day @ Abundance Gully |
Day #2 – Conference @ The Windmill Motel |
Day #3 – Field Day @ Jeppesen’s Rd The Windmill Motel & Events Centre 5 Highway Plaza Mackay, QLD 4740