A peer to peer session; trying to understand soil science from a grower's perspective. Old and new wisdom and how we can use it practically.
Using microscopes to assess microbial life in soil, compost and compost teas. Practical session examining suitable equipment and techniques for assessment.
Insights to the practice of natural agriculture, saving seed and how to grow food with no inputs.
How do we know if what we do to our soil makes it better or worse? Encouraging symbiosis between us, plants and the life in the soil could result in healthier food packed full of essential minerals and other beneficial nutrients. We shall explore the issues and theories related to food quality and work towards developing a better ‘yard stick’ that can measure ‘success’ based on the health and wellbeing of all involved.
The politics of soil- extended peer to peer facilitated session in which we delve deeper into the politics of soil.
Interactive workshop. Bring your rotation diagram to the session to share and work on
'Soil from the grass roots and beyond'
Saturday evening biochar burn with presentations and discussions about using biochar.
A practical explanation of what goes into a good seed and potting compost from things you can harvest yourself from your land.
Breeding crops for your bit of Earth
Volcanic soils are really fertle due to the minerals brought up during eruptions. How does using volcanic rock dust impact soils and the food grown in them?
Session tailored to its participants. Looking at theory and methods of composting. Domestic, community and market garden scale composting.
Exploring the relevance of symbolic language in the context of indigenous knowledge systems and the history of science. What does a mythos of soil look like? Where are our soil stories, songs, dances? Presentation with slides, followed by discussion.
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