Soil Science for Gardeners, Working with Nature to Construct Healthy Soils


Learn all about soils and the way they perform, the way to assess them, and methods to construct wholesome soils utilizing pure natural strategies.

In this informative workshop, you’ll study how soil features as a residing ecosystem to assist plant progress, the properties of assorted soils, and every thing that you must know to confidently assess your soil to find out its soil sort, and the way to amend it naturally to construct a wholesome, wealthy and fertile soil with glorious soil construction.

No matter what degree of understanding of science you could have, we clarify all of it in an accessible means that makes it simple for gardeners to understand, and pleasurable to study. By explaining the massive image of how nature’s soil techniques work, then explaining the main points, it’s simple to see how every thing matches collectively!

This is a really sensible workshop, you’ll uncover plenty of nice natural gardening strategies and strategies to check out, which might considerably enhance soils, enhance backyard productiveness, and likewise cut back pests and illnesses.

Whether you’re simply getting began or have some expertise and want to study extra, this workshop is appropriate for gardeners of all talent ranges.

Topics coated on this workshop embrace:

  • Properties of fine soils
  • What is soil – composition and construction
  • Soil ecology & the soil-food internet
  • Factors that injury soil
  • Techniques for assessing soil
  • Plant vitamin
  • Soil pH
  • Fertilisers
  • Soil moisture and wetting brokers
  • Mulches
  • Understanding soil carbon
  • Green manures
  • No-dig gardening

Participants will probably be supplied with detailed handouts/notes for the workshop.

There will probably be a 15-minute questions & solutions session on the finish of the workshop. Participants are additionally inspired to ask questions which might be on-topic throughout the workshop to create a extra interactive studying setting.

What makes us totally different, aside from our ecological strategy to gardening, is the best way we train. We not solely clarify how to do issues, however we additionally clarify why, as a result of adults study higher after they know the explanations they’re doing what they’re doing!

About the presenter

Angelo Eliades is presenter, coach and author within the areas of sustainable gardening and permaculture. He has a biomedical science background, has labored as a horticulturist within the backyard nursery trade and as a sustainable gardening coach over the past ten years, writes for a significant Australian gardening journal, has an indication meals forest backyard in Melbourne’s interior suburbs, and runs the academic web site Deep Green Permaculture –