Description

Regenerating our soils by bringing back the life they used to hold is one of the most hopeful solutions to bring down atmospheric carbon.

But how do we do this?

Don't worry, we'll answer this question in detail in this 2 day intensive and hands-on workshop.

Together, we'll understand why soil is not dust, but rather a complex ecosystem that is too often forgotten. We'll learn how to facilitate the creation of living soils that are healthy, fertile, and regenerative, resilient against drought, floods and pests and that are at the core of our planet's health and our own health.

During this workshop, you'll understand why healthy soils are so important in the context of the current climate crisis, how to identify them, but you'll also learn a variety of concrete techniques and methods that you can use to regenerate degraded soils.

Content Saturday Sept 26: Living Soils and Climate Change:

  • What are living soils?
  • How are they linked to climate change?
  • What are the basics of a living soil system?

Hands-on Components:

  • Soil testing: ribbon test, settle test, worm test, drainage test, compaction test
  • Testing for good compost
  • Making a Johnson-Su Bioreactor Compost
  • Making a Berkley method compost

Content Sunday Sept 27: How to Remediate a Damaged Soil System:

  • Soil Remediation process how to repair the soil and design a plan to not degrade it again in the future.

Hands-on Components:

  • Making compost extract
  • Making compost tea
  • Applying compost tea

This workshop is spread over two days. Although we recommend that you attend both days to receive a complete training, we have designed each day so that you can chose to attend only one day based on your focus of interest.

This workshop will be taught in English, however, the teacher and the assistant are bilingual and will be happy to translate anything that may not be understood. Course documents are also available in French and English.

Cost

CA165

More information

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