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    Urban Youth Tackle Regenerative Ag for Next Generation

    Armidale youth landcare group, Black Creek Bush Care (BC2) are congratulated on their successful grant application to the NLP Small Community Grants recently "Regenerative Agriculture for the Next Generation". Under the BC2 project, the Agriculture Teaching Departments at Armidale High School (AHS) and New England Girls School (NEGS) will combine to host a field day for the Northern Tablelands Secondary School Agriculture Network. The project aims to build capacity within the school community to gain skills and knowledge around regenerative agriculture and innovative farming practices.

    Key presenter Dr Maarten Stapper is currently working with AHS to trial different control techniques on Chilean Needle Grass and how utilisting innovative technology like the 'Soilkee Renovator' has been effective in trials that rebuild the soil health at the Armidale High School Ag Farm. The event will also run tours of sustainable agriculture intitives at NEGS Ag Farm and Equestrian Centre. The students and teachers from these schools will have the opportunity to showcase their initiatives and further support a network for sharing knowledge, experience and resources.

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