The Living Soil
1 October 2012 2012
9.00am – 4.30pm
Abbey Home Farm, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
This seminar is a great introduction to the soil and why it the most important tool we work with. We will spend the day with soil scientist Dr Vinodh Krishnamurthy and look at soil structure, texture, biology and how they influence what we grow, as well as the roles played by nitrogen, oxygen, water and various micro-organisms.
Our tutor, Dr Krishnamurthy is a true believer in taking science from the lab bench to the field and has been working with farmers and growers promoting organic amendments such as using compost and compost teas and enabling them to achieve sustainable farming.
“Our most important job as vegetable gardeners is to feed and sustain soil life, often called the soil food web, beginning with the microbes. If we do this, our plants will thrive, we’ll grow nutritious, healthy food, and our soil conditions will get better each year. This is what is meant by the adage ‘Feed the soil not the plants.’”
This seminar is part of the Soil Association Organic Apprenticeship Scheme but is open to all.
For more information, please contact Rachel Harries email@example.com t: 0117 987 4601 m: 07795 528926
Reduced rate for Soil Association members, licensees/applicants, concessions, charities/NGOs.