Soil Land Food is an agricultural consultancy specialising in sustainable and ecological agriculture. The areas we cover include soils, agronomy, farm management and planning, composting, ecological agriculture, organics, land management, food systems, rural business and rural communities. We have many years experience working with Landcare groups, Regional NRM Bodies, State and Local Government, growers groups and a wide range of agribusinesses. We offer professional, independent services covering private consulting, delivery of training and extension projects, rural capacity building, technical and agribusiness expertise and project management. Industries we have worked with include grazing, cropping, dairying, horticulture, sugarcane, fertiliser manufacturing and the composting sector. We pride ourselves on offering professional services and consulting to the sustainable agricultural sector with the aim of helping achieve a truly sustainable rural Australia.
David Hardwick – Partner
David is an agro-ecologist and has over 20 years experience in sustainable agriculture working in diverse roles including agronomy, soils, agribusiness, R & D, fertiliser manufacturing, rural training and extension and Landcare. He has a degree in Ecological Agriculture from the University of Sydney, a Diploma in Agribusiness and a CIV in Training & Assessment. After completing a 2 year dairy traineeship on a dairy farm he then worked in Landcare and in the organic sector for a number of years as a technical officer and auditor. He has also worked in R & D, agronomy and management roles for a number of companies and organisations. David also teaches agriculture and organic agriculture at TAFE NSW on a part time basis.
Suveda Hardwick – Partner
Suveda has over 20 years experience in business, banking, regional food systems, artisan food production and social enterprises. She has a degree in Applied Science and a Masters in Business Administration from Central Queensland University. Initially working for many years in credit risk for the international bank BNP Paribas, she then worked in corporate restructuring and insolvency with Grant Thornton Thailand. After moving to Australia she started a farmers market stall business, co-founded a rural producers cooperative and developed a successful regional food business manufacturing tofu. She is currently completing qualifications in Web Technology and runs a Social enterprise start-up, Life Interwoven, a Thai-Australian project.
Kristy has over 10 years of experience in the environmental science and agricultural field working in a wide variety of roles across Australia for government, non-profit and private organisations. Kristy has worked in extension and research with a range of agencies, school groups, community groups and landholders. She has a Bachelor of Natural Resource Management (Honours) from the University of New England, and also works as a part time casual teacher with TAFE NSW.
We take a cooperative approach to our work and can access further specialist skills across our network of expert colleagues to ensure we achieve the best outcome for our clients.