Developing Biological Soil Fertility with Mark Tupman

Developing Biological Soil Fertility with Mark Tupman


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Type

Online Seminar

Soil Fertility is a key characteristic of healthy living systems. We all know that good soil is important for growing plants but ironically, without plants and their microbial and animal associates, soil would be little more than weathered rock particles. Learning how to develop and nurture a robust and resilient soil community is a foundational aspect of ecologically sound and cost effective production.

In this workshop Mark Tupman will help us take an inside look at:

  • What fertile soil looks like.
  • The key biological drivers behind the creation and maintenance of good soil.
  • Effective practices for building soil health.

About Mark Tupman

For over two decades Mark has been active in the fields of organic/biodynamic production, permaculture, sustainability, agro-ecology and holistic management.

He has set up and co-ordinated a number of VET production horticulture programs, been involved in a range of organic/regenerative growing research, community and enterprise projects throughout Western Australia and, in between times, managed an orchard, animals and food gardens on his own property.

In 2015 he formed Productive Ecology, a consultancy and education business that specialises in the establishment of integrated living production systems.

Most recently he has also taken on the role of horticulture project manager at the Witchcliffe Ecovillage development and is an advisor in regenerative projects run by the Lower Blackwood Catchment LCDC.


  • Diploma in Horticulture.
  • Certificate in Permaculture Design.
  • AEA Precision Nutrition and Redox Courses.
  • Biodynamics 2024 Intoduction to Biodynamics Workshop.
  • NTS Nutrition Farming Series.
  • RegenAG Course Cert IV in Training & Assessmen.

Presenter: Mark Tupman, Productive Ecology
Date & Time: 10am, Sunday 24th of April
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: PermacultureWest financial members – $5, non-members – $10
Registration: Humanitix

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