RESTORING SOIL HEALTH on FARMS, GARDENS AND CITIES
Burnaby School and Continuing Education invite you to this unique course on restoring and boosting your soil’s health for optimal plant growth.
We will explore:
- The soil microbiome and its beneficial role in plant growth.
- Preparing, assembling and managing a thermophilic compost pile.
- How to correctly produce and apply compost extracts and teas as biological inoculants for your soil and plants.
- Methodologies and workflows to help rebuild and maintain soil health.
- General identification of compost and soil microorganisms using a microscope.
- Project case studies, including conversations with farmers/producers who began their journey with living soil in mind.
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 three 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 for the Saturday sessions.
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