Design ecologically sensible agricultural systems & urban landscapes to improve local food & water security & minimise environmental impacts
Via designing ecologically sensible and sustainable agricultural & urban landscapes, the projects aims to increase the food producing capacity of urban systems, and reduce the ecological damage associated with industrial agriculture.
Although sustainably increasing soil fertility, water usage and crop yields within the South East Highlands Bioregion is the primary objective, the project will also contribute to the restoration of native habitat, native biodiversity and climate mitigation via carbon soil sequestration whilst focusing on reducing erosion and soil/stream degradation.
Industrial agriculture is the primary cause of environmental degradation world-wide, with 38% of the earths terrestrial surface devoted to agriculture, and desertification of agricultural land exceeding the rate of deforestation (in hectares) nearly 2:1 and a projected population of 9 billion people by the year 2050, the sustainable management and regeneration of agricultural land must be our primary environmental objective.
The money will be used to purchase the necessary equipment for efficient design and presentation. I.e. Portable scanner, surveying equipment (eye/site level) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software
A full time design & consultancy business working with landholders (both rural & urban) Australia wide to maximise sustainable crop yields whilst restoring damaged land.
My Skills: Diploma's in Ecology & Environmental Management + Permaculture Design. Experience & Determination