Regenerative agriculture for students launched in Australian-first curriculum to maintain healthy soils
A Tamworth teacher has developed the first curriculum in Australia that explores regenerative agricultural principles and practices.
Kate Spry created 'The Soil Story: The Road to Regenerative Agriculture' in response to a growing frustration over what she saw as misinformation about the role of agriculture in repairing soil erosion and combating climate change.
"I was teaching science and there was an extract in the curriculum that said if we reduce our cattle numbers, we would deal with the methane emissions issue," she said.
"I didn't feel comfortable teaching this because they're actually part of the solution."
- Kate Spry, a science teacher from Tamworth has developed the first curriculum in Australia that explores regenerative agricultural principles and practices
- Regenerative agriculture describes land and livestock grazing management techniques that seek to sequester carbon and restore healthy eco-system processes
- The new curriculum is project focussed and designed for students from Years 3 to 10; It has been picked up by more than 50 schools so far, across multiple states