RESTORING SOIL HEALTH on FARMS, GARDENS AND CITIES
Burnaby School and Continuing Education invite you to attend this special 2-day course on restoring and nurturing your soil’s biological community essential for optimal plant growth.
We will explore:
- The fundamentals of the soil microbiome and its role in plant production.
- Planning, construction and management of biologically rich compost, compost extracts and compost teas.
- Proper applications and assessment of biological inoculants for restoration.
- Qualitative analysis and general identification of soil and compost microorganisms using a microscope.
- Project case studies including conversations with farmers who began the journey of soil life rehabilitation using compost extracts and teas to restore their land’s microbiome.
WHO THIS COURSE IS FOR
- Commercial farmers (small-medium scale production)
- Greenhouse operators
- Park board commissioners (members of a municipality in charge of managing city parks)
- Arborists, landscape architects and technicians
- Cannabis growers
- Home gardeners
- Individuals with a general interest in soil health, regenerative agriculture, agroecology and permaculture
- Participants are welcome to bring their microscope to the course. We will have 2-3 microscopes at the school if you do not have your own.
- We can provide slides, coverslips and pipettes for the microscope section of the course.
- Bring your lunch and snacks.
DATES AND TIME
- October 16th and 23rd 2021 (two back-to-back Saturdays)
- 9 AM – 3 PM
Jo Tobias is a Regenerative Soils & Living Compost Specialist with the primary goal of helping farmers regenerate the life in their soil.
She founded RootShoot Soils in 2015 and has since been educating and working with producers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. She combines curious exploration with ecology to successfully guide her clients in restoring the symbiotic relationships between their crops and the soil microbiome.
To find out more about Jo and her company, RootShoot Soils, visit her at www.rootshootsoils.com