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Dinner in Dandaragan with Dr Maarten Stapper – “Healthy Soils, Nutritious Food, Healthy People”
February 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Healthy soils, Nutritious food, Healthy people
Dinner with Dr Maarten Stapper
Why do more-and-more consumers ask for healthy foods?
The talk will focus on:
- The importance of producing and eating high quality food, which is sustainably produced with a minimum impact on the environment.
- The science of regenerative farming and the function of healthy soils to grow healthy plants that are resistant to diseases and insects.
- What is a sick soil? How do you heal a sick soil? How do you prevent the sickness? We can make soils healthy, more fertile and productive by re-activating the soil food web and sequestering soil carbon.
Maarten is a farming systems agronomist with 40 years experience, a former senior scientist with CSIRO who was awarded a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology. Employing a holistic approach, he is an expert across a wide spectrum of agricultural areas in research, development and extension. He has found regenerative farming, improving soils with low external input, the most sustainable for producers, consumers and landscapes. Maarten’s focus as a private consultant, is on farming systems that help farmers improve the profitability of their operations by harnessing the power of natural processes with practices creating healthy soils and improving quality of produce.
Maarten featured in the ABC Australian Story “Back to Earth” in 2009 about this new road in food production research away from synthetic fertilizers, chemicals and needs for GMO.
Venue: Dandaragan Community Recreation Club
Date: Monday 26th February 2018
Dinner: 6:30pm start, followed by talk at 8pm
Cost: No charge to attend talk at 8pm
$25/head, 3-course meal. Drinks at bar prices.
Christine Smith 0432 009 748
Lyn Glasfurd 0418 958 051
RSVP: Thurs 22nd February