Soil Foodweb Institute have been soil rehabilitation specialists since 1986 and by utilising their services you will learn how you can manage and maintain a balanced and healthy soil.  A key benefit is the reduction of artificial chemical inputs and an increase in the soil biology.  Disease suppression is substantially enhanced and water usage generally declines.

The team at SFI is fully committed to assisting growers achieve true sustainable soil fertility without the need for toxic and costly chemicals, thereby enabling you to improve crop yields and the returns on your investment.  You’d be amazed at how cost effective our programs actually are and how beneficial it can be to have a professional on your team to guide you through the processes involved. In effect Soil Foodweb Institute offers a window into plant-soil and foliar relationships.

From January 2016 the lab will be moved onto farm
Our new address will be 968 Naughtons Gap Rd
 Bentley, 2480, NSW 

  Soil Foodweb Institute Three Day NSW Workshop will be held
              Tuesday 28th - Thursday June 30th 2016 
              Trainer: Chris Ellery  
Day 1 Compost, Day 2 Compost Tea/Extracts, Day 3 Microscope 
   Advanced 5 Day and Intermediate 3 Day 
Small Microscope Courses
To be announced subject to numbers in 2016
      Numbers capped to no more then 6 to 8 people
More 2016 Workshop dates will be posted as soon as they become
 New courses will be introduced mid to late 2016. 
Advanced Compost tea/extracts and associated aspects (3 days)

Biology and Permaculture design and practical applications course (7 days) 

Online Courses will be developed and introduced by 2017  

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Achieving the right biology enhances these key functions:

Disease protection - minimizes to eliminate the need for pesticides
Nutrient immobilization – reduces leaching of nutrients from your soil
Nutrient availability - optimal forms in the right place at the right time
Decomposition of toxins - removes harmful residues
Root health, root depth, water retention, aerobic conditions in soil and improved soil
- less watering needed, lessen your dependence on fertilizers



If you don’t know what organisms are present in your soil and on your plants’ leaves, then much of your management is being left to chance!


                Chief science officer: Dr. Elaine Ingham

General Manager: Chris Ellery