Life in the Soil Fundamentals of the Soil FoodwebNov. 1, 2 & 3, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks
123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44509 Tuition: $300.00
This three-day class, held a Fellows Riverside Gardens – Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown, Ohio, 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. Once you understand soil biology, all the other pieces fall into place. You will comprehend how compost, cover crops, fertilizers, and compaction affect the quality and health of your soil. The knowledge you gain will allow for a more holistic and simple approach to growing your crops as well as weed management.
This class will give you the knowledge necessary for a comprehensive understanding of complex forms of life in the soil, their interactions and importance for agriculture.
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.
Tuition for this class does not include lunch. The host organization provides a locally sourced lunch at $10/person/day. You may add this to your registration. For questions please call Elsa (330) 286-0688.
Registration for Life in the SoilLunch for all three days is $30.00. Please choose option below.
- Oct. 12th - Lacto-fermentation: Preserving the Harvest
- Oct. 30th - The Use of Dietary Powerhouses: Nuts, Seeds, and Beans
- Nov. 1st - 3rd - Life in the Soil w/ Elaine Ingham, PhD
From the Gallery
FNG Spring 2011
Workshop w/Andy Pressman