All about Smartsoil.
Who is Smartsoil?
Meet the faces behind the mission.
David Lewis Mackay
Lindsay David Henderson grew up on a property in a small country town in rural mid-western New South Wales, forging a connection and deep appreciation for the earth and its laws from childhood. Walking the entrepreneurial path since 2016, he started his first company with Smartsoil business partner David out of their Busselton home, igniting a passion for creating conscious, ethical business driven toward making positive change.
Jack started his entrepreneurial journey at 21, after spending time helping his brother, Smartsoil Co-Founder David Lewis, build his first business’s and delve into the world of microbiology, he was inspired to help create something truly regenerative. Jack is the director of media within the company where his role is to create, capture and publish premium quality digital content.
Dr Leah Irving PhD (Education)
Dr Irving has over thirty years’ educational experience across all sectors with strengths in innovative learning design and development for online contexts. She works in higher education and runs a consultancy helping institutions maintain quality learning and teaching when moving to online environments. She grew up in Busselton and is enthusiastic about giving back to the area by applying her skills and knowledge to support the education of sustainable farming practice.
Colin Seis owns and runs a 2000 acre grain, sheep and kelpie enterprise in Gulgong, mid-western New South Wales which is all Pasture Cropped. Colin is the developer of this technique and has partnered with Smartsoil EDU to deliver a comprehensive Pasture Cropping online course. There are now estimated to be over 3 million acres around the world “Pasture Cropped” with Colin already on-boarding over 2000 farmers in Australia who are now known to be using these techniques successfully.
What is Smartsoil?
Our vision, mission and company ethos
At the heart of Smartsoil lies a passion to educate farmers and consumers of the integral role soil biology plays in creating resilient, integrated agricultural systems that work with nature to provide superior quality food, forage & fibre.
Filling multiple gaps in a blossoming green sector, Smartsoil creates high quality, independent media & education products built around key areas of importance within the Regenerative/Biological Agriculture industry. The key aim of this content is to create both consumer awareness & confidence through education + exposure to these types of farming methods and the benefits that come with it.
Once the story of food gains market popularity they foresee this seeding a market demand for verifiable natural produce, creating a catalyst that gives rise to a new wave of ecosystem conscious farmers. The suite of Online education products is there to educate this next wave of regenerative land managers, and to support them through their transition.