Soil Health & Composting with Dave Beecher €60

We need to create a deeper understanding about our soils, so we can regenerate our land, our health and the health of the planet

This course will cover:

  • The basics of The Soil Food Wed, in a condense and practical format
  • How to use a microscope to assess soil biology (practical demonstration)
  • How cultivation, fertilizers and chemical sprays impact soil biology
  • How the nutritional quality of food and our own health are affected.
  • Look at the various composting techniques, focusing on hot/thermophilic composting
  • Application of compost extracts and teas
  • Highlighting practical examples that are happening in Ireland and around the world.

 

Schedule – Saturday the 3rd of February 2018

9.30       Registeration

10:00   Welcome and general introduction.

10:30    Introduction to the soil food web.

11.00   How agricultures impact it.

11:30   The microscope and microscopy.

11:45   Soil sample collection & preparation.

12:00   Microscope demonstration & soil biological assessment

12.45    Q & A

13:00   Lunch.

14:00   Composting, Compost extract & teas

15:00   Practical examples, results and discussion.

16:00   Q&A.

16.30   Finish.

What to bring

Pen, notebook and appropriate clothing for a potential field walk if time/weather allows.

Price €60 includes lunch

PLEASE INDICATE IN THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FIELD IF YOU HAVE ANY SPEACIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENT SUCH AS VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN.

Learning Outcomes

Trainees will get a greater understanding of what happens beneath your feet and how this knowledge can be used to increase crop production

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