Internationally renowned soils ecologist, Dr Christine Jones, gave a guest lecture presentation to our Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Program (RAMP) participants.
She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create new topsoil.
Dr Jones has organised and participated in workshops, field days, seminars and conferences throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Western Europe, Central America, USA and Canada and has a strong publication and presentation record.
In this RAMP presentation, Dr Jones presents on Creating a Flourishing Soil Microbiome.
She explains: “The soil microbiome is central to everything basically that happens in the soil, and we find that it’s also central to a lot of other things things that happen above ground.
“Soil is a living system. It’s very much alive and it contains billions and billions of microbes; trillions in fact. There’s actually more diversity in the soil than there is in any other ecosystem on earth, and the health of all living things is influenced by their microbiome.”
The RAMP participants and program manager, Dr Simone Blom, are extremely grateful that Dr Jones shared her expertise through this highly educational presentation.
Head to her website Amazing Carbon for more information about her work.