Presentation - Greg Bender / Norman Marshall, Australian Soil Management
Facilitator – Maxine Cooper, Chair Landcare ACT
Martin Royds, Farmer/Mulloon Institute
Michael Croft, Farmer
Wendy Cohen, Farmers for Climate Action
Ross Thompson, University of Canberra
If the surrounding region is to become more productive, a serious effort will need to be made to lift soil health and productivity. Within the City, soil-based solutions and enrichment of soils will also need be a priority, given that it remains the most accessible, ‘lowest technology’ and cheapest form of urban farming available to us.
Water of course is a critical component of the nexus – clean energy – food production - water availability - soil. Using less of it; recycling and using it for more local food production is critical to the sustainable food system equation.
Presentation - Dr. Barry McGookin, Food Innovation Australia