Biofertiliser & Compost Workshop

On the 10thof May 2018, a short 1 day workshop on biofertiliser and self-compositing was held at Mareeba.  The day was hosted by Northern Gulf Resource Management Group and David Hardwick of Soil Land Food.

David has worked in a variety of roles in sustainable agriculture and extension including as a Landcare Coordinator in Queensland and New South Wales, as a soil and fertiliser agronomist, as a Technical Manager in the biofertiliser industry and as an Ag TAFE Teacher.











Above Presenter David Hardwick

This is a short 1 day practical and hands on workshop in which Biofertilisers were discussed and several basic biofertisers were made (including inoculant which is a brew of micro-organisms).  The development and creation of static (no turn) composting was also discussed.

(Left to right) Erica Hughes, Peter Harris, Natalie Waller & Ellie Hughes

The day was well attended with 34 people attending the day’s activities, who travelled from Koah, Julatten, Dimbulah and Townsville.

There have also been further enquires after the event from several people who did not attend about how to start working with biofertilisers and use on their farms.