By Sam Watson

THE Bass Coast Landcare Network recently hosted a farm walk to demonstrate natural capital accounting and regenerative soil methods.

Natural capital accounting was developed to help farmers assess soil and vegetation on their farms.

Once assessed, it can be turned into accounting terms that may attract future funding incentives and trading opportunities.

About 15 farmers attended the walk at Prom Country Cheese in Moyarra to help their farms adopt key principles of regenerative agriculture.

Respected regenerative agriculture consultant and soil scientist, Declan McDonald led the farm walk and demonstrated a method in which farmers could test the health of their soil.

Karen Thomas from the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority spoke to farmers about the Accounting for Nature and Landcare (Level 3) natural capital accounting process.

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