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Virginia discusses compost at Soils For Life podcast

MRA's Virginia Brunton took part in the second Soils for Life podcast episode on compost, sharing farmer experiences and policy opportunities.

There are millions of hectares of degraded soils in Australia’s agricultural landscapes. And there are a billion reasons why compost offers a solution to this problem, teeming with micro-organisms and organic matter that can help regenerate soils. But not all composts are the same and there is still a lot that we’re learning about this carbon rich resource.

Virginia along with a number of guests discuss how governments, farmers and industry can work together to return organic matter to the soil and close the loop from paddock to paddock.

For a short excerpt focusing on Virginia’s contribution click here.

The full podcast is available at


  • Soils for life case study with Milgadara, Rhonda and Bill Daly –
  • Rhonda and Bill Daly, Milgadara and YLAD Living Soils –
  • Eric Love – Centre for Organic Research and Education –
  • Amanda Kane, organics manager, NSW EPA –
  • Virginia Brunton, environmental scientist – MRA consulting –
  • Gerry Gillespie, compost industry consultant –
  • Phil Lavers, Moonacres Farm –

This Podcast has been produced by Grow Love Project in collaboration with Soils for Life.

This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.


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