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.


80 Faulkner Rd Wyrallah, NSW, 2480, Australia




Applying SFI Methodology to Create Compost, Compost Tea and Analysing the Tea Created  

Wyrallah, NSW.....25th, 26th & 27th Of September 2017

Ballarat/Haddon, Victoria......23rd, 24th, 25th October 2017 (Subject to Numbers)

 Click here for an outline of the workshop (pdf).


Intermediate Microscope course 

Wyrallah, NSW........29th, 30th of Sept and 1st of October  


Ballarat/Haddon, Victoria......27th, 28th, 29th October 2017 (subject to numbers)


 Click Here For Small Microscope Course Information





These courses are very detailed and are our best offering yet apart from the face to face workshops we conduct at the SFI Farm site!

Please note that we now conduct the 3 days workshop series via Skype in groups of no more than 5 at a time. These are also available for booking on the Living Soils web site. 

We have also moved our online shop to the Living Soils web site. This is now easier to follow and to browse.

If you are looking for grower packages and other items then head over to Living Soils 

Click here to be taken to the Living Soils Web site   



Dr Elaine Ingham will visit Australia for a series of workshops and speaking engagements in conjunction with SFI Australia. It has been many years since Elaine visited in her capacity as Chief Scientist for SFI and we want to make sure you get the best chance to be a part of this.

We are currently taking expressions of interest from those interested in attending Elaine's sessions to maximize her time and your experience. Costs will be announced after we have collated numbers.

Below is a link to an online form. We would ask that if interested, please fill this out and submit. We will do the rest!


WHERE - Dependent on demand

WHO - Individuals and groups, (see form) 

To register click here



These workshops are also booked through the Living Soils web site

Three Day Workshop Wyrallah, 2480, NSW

 Trainer: Chris Ellery  


Advanced 5 Day and Intermediate 3 Day

Small Microscope Courses

To be announced subject to numbers in 2017

 Numbers capped at no more then 6 to 8 people

 Click Here For Small Microscope Course Information

 More 2017 Workshop dates will be posted as soon as they become  available and new courses will be introduced early 2017.


  • Advanced Compost tea/extracts and associated aspects (3 days)
  • Biology and Permaculture design and practical applications course (7 days) 



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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