Natural Landscape Function Fundamentals

Natural Landscape Function Fundamentals

Australia currently faces a myriad of natural resource management problems ranging from salinity and erosion to water shortages and changing regional climates. Our increasing population is revealing pressures on natural systems as farmers are asked to produce more with less and all landholders, small and large, struggle with conflicting advice on weeds, chemicals and fertilisers.

One thing consistent in most of the discussion around these points is a lack in understanding of how natural systems function.

The Solution

Australia requires our Natural Resource Managers, from the garden to the farm to the reserve, to understand the fundamentals of how Australian ecosystems and natural processes work. Only then can we make decisions which rebuild the lost productivity of our landscapes, halt the loss of species and reduce the profligate wastage of water, nutrients and carbon.
Fortunately the tools to reverse this trend are all around us in the form of plants, and one person who understands plants better than most is Peter Andrews.

The Program

Famous for starting the Natural Sequence Farming movement, Peter Andrews caused a stir with his unconventional views on agriculture and the way Australian waterways work. His book “Back from the Brink” is still a best seller and his appearance on ABC television’s Australian Story brought national and international attention.
This program is about drilling into the fundamentals of Peter’s knowledge, supported by a range of experts and based on the proven results of his 30 year experiment, valued by a group of independent scientists at $100 million. It is important that this information is available to as many people as possible.

The course will:

  • Introduce how to “read” your landscape so you can understand what’s going on.
  • Explain the history of Australia, what we had, what we have and why the change matters.
  • Help you understand water – nutrient movement, salinity, erosion and wetlands.
  • Deepen your understanding of plants – what they do and how they do it.
  • Introduce you to Ecosystem Function – the processes that regulate life.

For more information please contact the Training Team via email or call on 1300 853 525.