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This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Pioneer Catchment & Landcare Group is supported by Mackay Regional Council through the Natural Environment Levy and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited.

Reef Catchments Mackay Regional Council

Healthy Soils (2007 - )

Main proponent:     PCL
Cash funding:   PCL
Other proponents:  
In kind funding:   Various, including Advanced Nutrient Solutions group, Healthy Soils Group

Project outline:

Project achievements and outcomes:

PCL is a strong supporter of healthy soils in our region.  As part of our support we have sponsored composting and soil carbon projects and workshops, including:

  • Composting at Home Workshops, delivered through Mackay Community Garden;
  • On-farm composting, through sessions at the 2007 Qld Landcare Conference, field trips and the ‘On-farm Composting – The Basic’ workshop; and
  • A Healthy Soils Group, to conduct soil testing trials.

Luke Matthews delivers composting workshop supported by PCL in August 2009

Field Trip looking at the wind rows of John Ross' composting site