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Farmer Incubator's Introduction to Soils Workshop at Bundoora Park Farm

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Join Farmer Incubator and Agronomist Ian Mott for an introduction into soil management for your garden, located in the gorgeous Bundoora Park Farm.

In this workshop you'll learn:

  • How to assess soil conditions in the backyard and why. 
  • Possible resources for conducting soil tests, what to test for (contamination, identifying hazards, fertility, suitability to particular crops etc) and where to do so, 
  • How to interpret and improve or amend soil conditions
  • Tools and resources for planning, management and further learning

Outcome for the Site (in terms of plans toward the evolution of our Bundoora Park Farm Site):

  • Soil tests interpreted
  • Soil management plan developed including inputs needed
  • tests to repeat for measuring impact of on site farming practices and goals around soil quality improvements over time
  • Practical, on the spot soil tests undertaken (ribbon test, water infiltration test etc) and ramifications of these integrated into management plan

About the presenter:
Ian Mot is an Agronomist M.Ag S (Melb Uni) is a specialising in Soil Health and Plant Nutrition. Discover more about Ian and his expertise at

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