On 12th July Annie Landless, Community Development coordinator at Vidacycle, led an introductory session to the Soilmentor app for 20 of our core group members. The Soilmentor software is designed to help farmers learn what healthy soils and flourishing biodiversity look like on a farm and enable farmers to make better informed farm management decisions.
Participants were first given a general introduction to the app platform before then practicing on some test sites out in the field. Members were able to ask questions and get first hand feedback on the app as well as more generally being able to discuss various methods of improving soil health on their farms. We look forward to comparing and contrasting participant’s observations, and using these to explore potential management changes.
Anyone can find out more about the range of Soilmentor tests and use these themselves.