The Scots College visits Mulloon

In the soil pit with Peter Hazell (TMI)

In the soil pit with Peter Hazell (TMI)

Year 12 Agricultural Science students from The Scots College visited Mulloon Creek Natural Farms during May for a two day field trip to learn about the regenerative farming and rehydration actions we undertake at The Mulloon Institute, and how it could be applied on their family properties.

Luke Peel (Research Coordinator) and Peter Hazell (Project Coordinator) provided the students with insights into identifying soil types and conducting field analysis to assess soil’s physical and chemical properties.

The trip also visited leaky weirs in the Mulloon Creek regeneration works, and the step diffusion system which is rehydrating a steep valley. Discussion sessions covered the cost benefits of regenerative farming by reducing input costs and increasing productivity, and through working with nature to optimize plant and animal growth and health.

Using the auger to take soil samples for testing

Using the auger to take soil samples for testing