Soil Health & management
Healthy soils are the foundation of all organic farming systems. Healthy soils grow healthy plants, to provide healthy food and feed for people and livestock, to help make us (and our world) healthier, too. We’ll talk about how the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil interact and how we can use natural systems and management practices to keep our soils as healthy as possible. We’ll cover topics including soil tilth, fertility, nutrient cycling, managing organic matter, and cover crops in this session. Bring your questions and your willingness to share your experiences. Whether you’re a beginning organic farmer or have lots of experience, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn from each other.