Whether you’re growing in planters or backyards, understanding the Soil Foodweb is a critical component to unlocking the yield barrier, allowing your gardens to thrive beautifully, while eliminating disease and pests.
Do you know the optimum bacteria: fungi ratio for YOUR plants? Every plant is different.
Soil that produces award-winning broccoli will have radically different microbes than an old-growth forest. Learn how to produce healthy compost, compost tea, and extracts that will produce more results in your garden than any fertilizer ever could. In this class you will learn how to give your plants the biology they need to increase green growth, flowers, and veggies, while increasing moisture retention in the soil from 30-50%. Prevent Botrytis on seedlings, powdery mildew on roses, and other harmful diseases that reduce yield and see your bountiful gardens come to life! All with the help of your nearly invisible microbial workforce!
Day 1 (4/16)- Introduction to the Soil Foodweb. The Introduction class covers all the basic information required for understanding and implementing a successful biological approach to growing.
Day 2 (4/17)- Compost, Tea, Extract Technology. Find out how compost is made by the pros in soil regeneration. Attendees will learn how to properly manage thermal-compost, vermi-compost, and compost tea to guarantee disease-suppressive, soil-building, nutrient-retaining composts and compost teas, and how to consistently produce biologically active and effective compost.
Dr. Elaine Ingham is recognized around the world as the leader in soil microbiology and research of the soil foodweb. She is Chief Scientist at The Rodale Institute and founder of the Soil Foodweb Institute. Elaine is an energetic, easy-to-understand speaker who explains what life in the soil is all about. With decades of experience as professor, researcher, and soil benefactor consulting in the field she’s helped thousands of homeowners, growers, and influential companies understand healthy soil via healthy organisms.