Farm study with Year 11

Today the Year 11 Agriculture class had the opportunity to explore a local farm learning about the regenerative farming methods

Farm study with Year 11

Friday 28 May, 2021 Today the Year 11 Agriculture class had the opportunity to explore a local farm owned by a College family. The students learnt about the regenerative farming methods that have brought the local farm back to life while gaining some first hand experience on the farm! Some of the highlights of the day were learning about: * The regeneration of land degradation through active project land care, with the ultimate goal being to combat erosion. * Identification of a variety of soil types on the property and discussion around how to maintain a healthy soil profile. * The farmer's focus on diversity in the local ecosystem, including the encouragement of multi-species pastures. "A rough count of a 2m2 area identified approximately 60 different plant species." said Daniel, Year 11 Agriculture Student. * Inspection of farm infrastructure including a bore and gravity fed water troughs. * The use of cell grazing to allow pasture adequate rest, encouraging growth; this is one of the farmer's keys to land regeneration. * Meeting the pet poddy lamb! We are so thankful for the willingness of College families to invite our students onto their property and actively share their knowledge of farming with them.