Kim is the founder and beating heart of Great Southern Living Soils (GSLS). After pursuing a career in engineering and multinational mining project mangament, Kim studied microbiology at Curtin University and developed an interest for soil science and regenerative agriculture. This interest lead Kim to acquire a small worm farm from his local council in 2007; however, before long this interest grew into a passion.
Unfortunately, Kim found that conventional composting and worm farming instructions simply were not producing the results he desired. Only through a great deal of research, trial and error, was Kim able to develop a first-hand, practical understanding of what it takes to make composting and worm farming systems thrive.
Kim was amazed at the tremendous improvements in plant resilience, soil fertility & water retention of both his indoor and outdoor plants not to mention the incredible taste of edible produce that he was growing due to the regular application of worm castings and liquid fertiliser. He was also overjoyed to find that applying the worms' liquid fertiliser to his backyard turf promoted regrowth and a resilience to the harsh West Australian sun.
It was through this long personal journey that Kim became the avid vermiculturalist that he is today.
Kim has consulted for and contributed to the success of several community gardens in Perth, Western Australia. In 2015, Kim was given an environmental award by the city of Vincent for his contribution to sustainable practices.
Kim's Work At GSLS
GSLS is currently located in Denmark, Western Australia and produces worm castings and liquid fertiliser on a commerical scale for both residential and commercial use.