Life in the Soil: Fundamentals of the Soil Foodweb

Youngstown, OH

Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown, OH

Friday, November 01, 2013
through Sunday, November 03, 2013 9am - 4:30pm

This three day class is taught by Dr. Elaine Ingham, a world-renowned soil microbiologist and Rodale Institute's Chief Scientist. For more than three decades Dr. Ingham has helped thousands of individuals and companies improve their agricultural practices through a deeper understanding of what soil health really means.
Dr. Ingham's teaching style makes it easy to comprehend how important biology is to healthy soil. This class will illustrate nutrient cycling, taking us beyond NPK and beyond organic to exam the biological agents of plant nutrient cycling in the context of chemistry, biology and scientific data produced by land grant universities. You will comprehend how compost, cover crops, fertilizers, and compaction affect the quality and health of your soil.
This class is recommended for professionals working with vegetables, grains, orchards, landscapes, turf, hydroponics, etc. as well as agricultural advocates who wish to gain a greater understanding of soil health. It is considered a prerequisite for students who intend to take Rodale’s Compost, Compost Tea/Extract and Soil Microscopy classes.
Contact: / 610-683-1481