Soil Foodweb Institute have been soil rehabilitation specialists since 1986 and by utilising their services you will learn how you can manage and maintain a balanced and healthy soil.  A key benefit is the reduction of artificial chemical inputs and an increase in the soil biology.  Disease suppression is substantially enhanced and water usage generally declines.

The team at SFI is fully committed to assisting growers achieve true sustainable soil fertility without the need for toxic and costly chemicals, thereby enabling you to improve crop yields and the returns on your investment.  You’d be amazed at how cost effective our programs actually are and how beneficial it can be to have a professional on your team to guide you through the processes involved. In effect Soil Foodweb Institute offers a window into plant-soil and foliar relationships.


968 Naughtons Gap Rd Bentley, NSW, 2480, Australia


Three Day Workshop Bentley, NSW - TBA

 Trainer: Chris Ellery  


Advanced 5 Day and Intermediate 3 Day

Small Microscope Courses

To be announced subject to numbers in 2016

 Numbers capped at no more then 6 to 8 people

 Click Here For Small Microscope Course Information


We would also like to announce the launching of a brand new additional way we will be presenting all of our courses.

Many people have been unable to attend our live seminars due to time constraints and distance problems. We cannot get to every part of the country despite requests to do so.
Because of this we have appointed 'LIVING SOILS' who will be responsible for arranging the presentation of online webinars and videos series as well as new membership opportunities designed not only for our traditional customer base but also for keen gardeners and others who want to learn about what we teach.
If you are interested in being a part of this then register your interest on this FORM and we will notify you when the 'Living Soils' web site is operational and details about the online courses and webinars to follow!



More 2016 Workshop dates will be posted as soon as they become  available and new courses will be introduced mid to late 2016.



  • Advanced Compost tea/extracts and associated aspects (3 days)
  • Biology and Permaculture design and practical applications course (7 days) 



Online Courses will be developed and introduced by 2017  


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Achieving the right biology enhances these key functions:

Disease protection - minimizes to eliminate the need for pesticides
Nutrient immobilization – reduces leaching of nutrients from your soil
Nutrient availability - optimal forms in the right place at the right time
Decomposition of toxins - removes harmful residues
Root health, root depth, water retention, aerobic conditions in soil and improved soil
- less watering needed, lessen your dependence on fertilizers



If you don’t know what organisms are present in your soil and on your plants’ leaves, then much of your management is being left to chance!


                Chief science officer: Dr. Elaine Ingham

General Manager: Chris Ellery