The Soil Foodweb and The Promise of Regenerative Ag
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Regenerative agriculture and the Soil Foodweb are a wide set of practices and philosophies about using natural systems to build productive and healthy farms and ecosystems. Topics covered will include:
* The promise of Regenerative Ag: building soil, growing disease and pest resistant plants, hydrating land, growing nutrient dense food.
* Increasing carbon cycling for soil health: building the soil sponge, dealing with compacted ground.
* Plants and succession: the Soil Foodweb theory of where plants like to live and why.
* Plants + Microbes = happiness: why and how to bring microbes back to the soil.
About the Speaker: Greg Newton is a Soil Foodweb consultant and lab technician in training with Dr. Elaine Ingham, as well as a food system researcher and long time gardener from New Brunswick, Canada. We hope to host Greg later this summer for some hands-on workshops once the border re-opens.