Healthy Soils Australia

"The nation that destroys its soils destroys itself"

Theodore Roosevelt, 1907

Who we are

We are about creating:
Healthy soils 
Healthy plants
Healthy animals 
Healthy people
Healthy Soils Australia is small self-funded NGO with a big reach. We represent a network of innovative farmers, scientists, environmentalists and advocates. For the past 14 years we have consolidated ecological and agribusiness research, distilled these into commercial regeneration solutions and undertaken outreach, training, mentoring and advocacy.

Our History

Healthy Soils Australia (HSA) was formed in 2005 by a group of scientists and soil advocates who were passionate about the benefits of healthy soils. One notable member was Walter Jehne a soil microbiologist who did research at the CSIRO Australia. There is a large amount information in Walter's presentations on YouTube and they are very informative.

In the past HSA engaged with the Federal Government and the Department of Agriculture in the early days to bring about awareness of the benefits of healthy soils and the potential of agricultural practices that facilitated the sequestering of soil carbon. We have attended forums and conferences internationally, to create awareness of the vital need for healthy living soils and to create a "soil carbonsponge".

What we do

We helpcreate awareness in many ways
Soils Week Australia

Soil Week Australia an initiative by Healthy Soils Australia to create awareness of soil health events programmed around World Soil Day.

Get in touch with a regenerative land manager

If you are just starting out, we can help you find someone in your area that is practicing regenerative land management.

What training do I need?

Depending on your farm enterprises, we can help you find the training that empower you to transition into regenerative land management.


We can help farmers to understand how one could create healthy living soils. Why, what and how. Contact:

Mike Parish at Planet A Forum

In his address to Planet A International Agriculture Forum, held in France in June 2019, Director of Healthy Soils Australia and RCS advisor, Mike Parish spoke of the importance of managing land regeneratively to rebuild the soil carbon sponge and repair the broken hydrological cycle.