The 2017 Soil Food Web Intensive with Dr. Elaine Ingham is LESS THAN 6 WEEKS AWAY!
We have managed to schedule this year’s WEEKLONG soil biology intensive BEFORE things reawaken in the Spring, however the date is quickly approaching! As always, you can enroll in a single day, a few, or the entire week. Make sure to reserve your spot in the 2017 informative and inspiring intensive before they’re gone!
Designed for soil enthusiasts of all types: FROM BACKYARD TO COMMERCIAL SCALE- farmers, landscapers, ranchers, creators and distributors of agricultural products to waste management professionals, and caretakers of gardens of all sizes.
Days 1-2: Introduction to the Soil Food Web
Day 3: Making Microbially Diverse Compost
Day 4: Making Microbially Diverse Compost Teas, Extracts, and Other Inoculants
Day 5: Soil Microscopy: get to know our microbial allies through a microscope while learning techniques needed to analyze and quantify biology of samples.
This experience truly is an intensive, providing the participants with advanced knowledge and skills that will facilitate maximum biologic diversity and ultimate success!
Topics Covered Include:
The Players and Processes Beneath the Soil Surface
How to Work with Millions of Microbes for Optimum Plant Health
Basic Soil Biology
How to Create Microbially Diverse Compost w/o Weeds & Pathogens
How to Optimize Microbial Extraction with Compost Teas & Extracts
Preliminary Microscope Training and Soil Microscopy
How to Identify and Count Common Soil Microbes
Simply put, this information needs to be central to any sustainable agriculture or land management.