Fact Sheets

Our new regenerative farming factsheets are now available, thanks to Bellingen Shire Council, and the Federal Future Drought Fund. More will be released soon thanks to the NSW Environmental Trust.

Planned grazing

Pasture diversity

Integrated pest (and disease) management

Fencing waterways

Dung beetles



Soil health

Fact Sheet extra links:

Pasture monitoring fact sheet

Download the Soil Monitoring fact sheet, which is a set of instructions for very simple pasture soil monitoring. It is especially for those who attended Brian Wehlburg’s workshops, but should have enough annotations for anyone to be able to use it.

Download the paper version of the pasture monitoring sheet and print some off to fill in out in the paddock: Monitoring template (adapted)-quick.

Or you can try the jotform version (see more detailed explanation at the bottom of this page)

If you need help identifying grasses or forbs for the monitoring, Alternative Books in Bellingen stocks some, or online you can order the paperback or electronic versions.  For most people, grasses are only possible to identify when flowering, at least at first.

If you want to include the brix meter monitoring, then see also more detail on sampling with a Brix meter.  There is also a  comprehensive video on using Brix for pasture and forage management:


Join us on whatsapp

  1. Announcements from BLI only (no peer:peer chat) join here
  2. Our general discussion/events group (allows peer:peer chat and invitations) join here
  3. Send and receive invitations to visit properties to share knowledge and inspiration (these are not organised or regulated by Landcare) join here
  4. Any issues? email farms at bellingerlandcare.org.au

Join us and get the emails

You can also join Bellinger Landcare, and indicate that you want to get the regenerative farming emails as well.

Come to a workshop

Our current workshop funding from the NSW Environmental Trust includes only one more workshop, details yet to be announced.  You can check our humanitix profile to see if we have any publicly listed events coming up.

People on whatsapp and our email list will find out about them before the general public.


Basic soil monitoring with jotform

We are working on an online form which will let you enter your soil monitoring data, including photos. You can use it in two ways.

You can simply go to this link (https://www.jotform.com/240238041254042) and enter your data, which will be saved into the landcare database. Over time, with more funding, this will let us see if there is any discernable difference in the plots being monitored. We will only ever report on this in general terms. There is not yet an easy way to share the data back with you as a spreadsheet, but we can do it manually, and you can download a pdf for each transect as you go.

Alternatively, you can create your own jotform account, and then copy our survey into your account, which will give you total control (and the need to do your own analysis).  Follow these steps:

Create/log in to your jotform account.  Click on CREATE FORM, then Import form, then From a web page and where it says ‘enter url’ paste in: https://www.jotform.com/240238041254042

You will then see a form called ‘Clone of Landcare quick soil monitoring form’  Hover the mouse over the name, then click on more when it appears, and finally click view

Copy or bookmark the page that loads up, and then you can use your own form whenever you like.

If you have trouble with internet access in your paddocks, you can download the jotform app onto your phone, and select the form, then select Offline mode

Whew, now you’re done, and when you get back inside, your data will be automatically uploaded to your jotform account.