The soil is an amazing, wild living system teaming with organisms, which work to provide exactly what plants need to become healthy and grow free from pests and disease.
- Understand the elements of a healthy soil food web
- Improve soil quality, fertility and plant health using biology
- Produce high quality compost, extracts and teas
- Manage the quality of your produce more effectively using biology
Understanding and working to improve soil biology is critical to any sustainable agriculture system. Using biology rather than chemistry or technology to manage soil health allows you to work with nature to feed your soil rather than rely on the crazy fertilizer and amendment rollercoaster of industrial farming practices.
*A half hour lunch break is included - please remember to bring a sack lunch with you
About the Instructor:
Edna Lora completed Rodale Institute’s Living Soil Intensive with Dr. Elaine Ingham, and is collaborating with her to create a Living Soil curriculum for a local high school. She is also the founder of Pasture Builders, an ecological products and services company with a focus on biological farming and gardening methods including soil biology testing, creating and managing thermal composting systems, integrated parasite management and more. She also raises heritage hogs, chickens and bees in addition to maintaining an organic garden.
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