Talkin After Hours with the Lower Blackwood LCDC is hosted by Jo Wren and Kate Tarrant from the Lower Blackwood LCDC who, each month, will be talking all things Sustainable Ag, bringing you an interesting and informative interview with an expert on a particular farming or landcare topic. The Lower Blackwood LCDC are a not-for-profit, community managed, independent Landcare and sustainable Ag organisation located in the South West of Western Australia.
Farming for Biodiversity with Matt Dermody
In this episode, Jo and Kate are joined by local South West viticulturalist & regenerative agriculture management specialist Matt Dermody. Matt has developed a strong passion to focus on studying and implementing regenerative agricultural methods. In this conversation, Jo and Kate delve into Matt's extensive experience in planning for biodiversity in a farming operation.
Talkin' Soil Compaction with Nicole Masters
In this episode, Jo and Kate are joined by internationally renowned agro-ecologist, educator & systems thinker Nicole Masters and chat all things soil compaction. Nicole has spent over 20 years working throughout Australasia & North America, coaching, consulting & advising producers on building soil & ecosystem health, food quality & profitability. Nicole has recently added ‘author’ to her list of accomplishments, publishing her first book “For the Love of Soil” last year.
A Conversation with Dr Christine Jones
In this episode, Jo and Kate are joined by internationally renowned and highly respected groundcover and soils ecologist Dr Christine Jones. Christine 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.
Farming in a Closed Loop System with Anthony Quinlan
In this episode, Jo and Kate are joined by the founder and owner of Soil Dynamics Anthony Quinlan to share his view on the issues, challenges & rewards of developing a closed loop farm system and discuss the key steps for getting started.
Perennial Pastures with Dan Parnell
In this episode, Jo and Kate are joined by Agronomist and Western Dairy Dairycare project officer Dan Parnell to explore what the key factors are in establishing a perennial pasture in our climate, & what is required for ongoing successful perennial pasture management.
Regenerative Grazing Management with Graeme Hand
In this episode, Jo and Kate talk to consultant Graeme Hand and focus on a key element of Regen Ag which is Regenerative Grazing Management, a structured way of using animals to regenerate pasture, improve soil health and soil carbon storage of soils. The LCDC were able to bring Graeme over from beautiful Tasmania to run a workshop for their farmers and undertake some individual farm consults to assist them in developing their own regenerative grazing program.