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Making Biofertilisers on Farm Workshop - with David Hardwick
Tuesday 04 April 2023, 09:00am - 03:00pm
Contact Sophie Small, BLG Facilitator, 0457 333 727 /

David Hardwick fromSoil Land Food will lead ‘Making Bioferments’ Workshop at 15 Basin Rd, Drysdale, 9am – 3pm.

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David is an agroecologist and a leading regenerative agriculture extension specialist. He has been working with biologicals for over 15 years. He spent 5 years as an R & D manager for a biofertiliser company where his role was in Quality Assurance and field trials of a range of biological products.

There are a number of simple bioferment products you can make on the farm to improve soil condition, stimulate plant growth and improve plant health. These include biostimulants, biofertilisers and inoculants. In this workshop you will learn to make range of biofertilisers and build your understanding of the different biological products. 

Join us for this intensive, hands on, practical Workshop as we explore the basics of on farm fermentation based biofertilisers.

- Basic Starter Cultures

- Compost Inoculants

- Biofertilisers

- Hydrolysates - high protein bioferments made from animal or food waste

This Workshop will demystify bioferments on farm and will give you practical tips for making and using them. The Workshop will includes a manual with open source recipes.

Workshop Schedule

 9am - Introduction

 9.15 am - 10.30am - Types of products and the essentials of fermenting

 10-30 - 11.00 am Morning Tea

 11.00am - 12.30 pm - Making Base Cultures and Bioferts (Hands on session) 

 12.30pm - 1.00pm lunch

 1.00pm to 2.30 pm Making Bioferts (and compost as an option if requested)

 2.30 - 3.00pm Q & A

30 people workshop limit so please book to ensure your place:

  • $30 for Bellarine Landcare Group members.
  • $70 for non-members (or join up as a member on-line for $40 

Morning tea and lunch covered. 

This project is supported through funding through the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.