Improving Soil Health Course

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Taking place near Glastonbury, this one-day course explores how to promote and preserve soil health in practice. Learn simple testing methods and management techniques for better soil health.

This course provides an introduction to the soil health principles and how they can be applied to a growing operation. We will learn simple testing methods to measure soil health and soil carbon.

The course explores management techniques for better soil health: cover crops and crop rotations, amendments, biochar, composting and more. Using problem-based learning methods, this course will enable learners to generate solutions for their own growing sites.

About the Tutor: Niels Corfield is a designer, educator and consultant, working to create regenerative landscapes and farms in the UK and Europe. This year he is coordinating a research trial of organic no-till cover crops across a number of sites in the UK. He has been supporting and consulting on small-medium UK farms since 2012. He is the director of Edible Cities, a successful design consultancy and plant nursery.

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£50. Some free and subsidised places available.
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Dates and times
28 February 2018
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