Busslelton business Landsave Organics is re-vegetating the earth to improve the environment microbe-by-microbe after uncovering their link to soil.
The organisation breeds forest microbes which are put into soils to improve the earth quality.
Business owner Brent Burns works with mining companies, organic farmers, wineries, the City of Busselton, nurseries and golf clubs to improve their soil.
“All we do is fix soil - that is our gig, we are the only organisation in Australia doing what we do,” he said.
“It took me years to crack all the different species we need to make that system work naturally without having to throw chemicals in that system.”
Mr Burns said often soil was damaged by the use of chemicals and he was able to repair soil with 85 to 90 per cent germination rate.
He said mining companies used to be happy if they achieved a 50 per cent success rate.
His company recently collaborated with Cristal Mining to re-vegetate mineral sand mine sites in WA, with the companies recently being awarded for their environmental work.
“To win awards like this just reiterates what we are doing and why we are doing it, because we are doing it from the heart.,” he said.
The self-taught organic soil producer has held workshops and talks with some of the world’s top ecologists, government agencies, industry bodies, universities and gardening experts.
Mr Burns said he was now educating leaders in the field, which was important because the system was so chemical driven.
“When you go to university now they do not tell you about the biology of soil,” he said.
“They will tell you how much chemicals you need per hectare, but do not talk about the biology in the soil.
There are very few people who are educated in this field, it is exciting and it is all coming out of Busselton.Landsave Organics owner Brent Burns
“There are very few people who are educated in this field, it is exciting and it is all coming out of Busselton.
“Nature is quite a simple thing, it is very complex if you are a professor, but it is simple in my eyes and if you keep it simple people will understand it and use that to their advantage.
“It is growing and down here its getting a lot of momentum and we really want to drive this momentum forward and start educating people.”
Mr Burns said the city were now looking at using organic material and changed their documentation on soil inputs, which would likely be the only local government in Australia to do so.
“Instead of using chemicals on their fields they are looking at organic methods,” he said.
“This is huge, they are the game changers and should be the role models of what we do in WA and elsewhere.
“There are some people out there doing incredible stuff.”