14 October 2017
Soil is a miracle. We grow food from it, walk on it, we build with it. We have the ability to harm or enrich it with the choices we make, and thereby harm or enrich ourselves and the other species with whom we share this planet.
Understanding soil ecosystems and the soil food web. Soil fundamentals: composition, chemistry, texture, and structure. Plant roots and soil interactions. Creating healthy soil: composting, sheet mulching, cover crops. Worms and vermicast. Reclaiming damaged soil. Soil tests. Introduction to visual soil assessment and plant indications using soil from your own property. Strategies for your own soil conditions.
Tutors: Cherryle Prew
“Seeing the visual soil assessment of a soil sample from my yard and getting a chance to use the refractometer on plant leaves was great.”
“I enjoyed being in the small group this afternoon and hearing different perspectives. I’ve done tons of reading and am really familiar with the theory of permaculture and of my own biases. It was great to hear everyone else’s insights and to break out of my own limitations. “