Cultivating Soil Solutions brings the most current information about sustainable practices to your work place with a choice of seminars.
The topics include:
Introduction to Sustainable Soil concepts and the Soil Food Web
- Gain a basic understanding of the Soil Food Web concepts
- Learn about the roles of bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes in the soil
- Get an introduction to Plant Succession and the implications for management decisions
- Learn about soil tests that assess the biology in soil
- See results of the Sustainable Soil methods
- Learn about the services offered by Cultivating Soil Solutions
Introduction to the “Three Vital Tools” for sustainable soil.
- Understand how chemicals affect the ecosystem and how practicing Sustainable Soil methods can reverse the effects
- Learn about compost: how it acts as microbial innoculum, when to use bacterial vs. fungal dominated compost, the basics of compost making
- Learn about mulch: understand how mulch benefits the soil food web in soil, learn when to use bacterial vs. fungal dominant mulch, best practices for applying mulch
- Learn about compost tea: understand the difference between aerobic and anaerobic teas, learn the basics of brewing aerobic tea, get an overview of how to apply compost tea
Soil Fertility Remediation: A case study.
An in-depth inspection of an agricultural field or turf system including interpretation of biological soil tests and an over view of remediation strategies implemented. Best given in conjunction with the Introduction to Sustainable Soil concepts and Soil Food Web seminar.
- Corn field case in Mexico
- Horse pasture case in Qualicum Beach
Organic Turf Maintenance: Introduction to Soil Fertility and Sustainable Turf Maintenance
- Learn how and why conventional chemical practices are creating the very problems they are meant to combat
- Gain a general understanding of Soil Fertility and it's implications in organic turf maintenance
- Learn about the latest techniques and products to assist in the transition to organic systems
- Completely shift your decision making process from combating the 'bad guys' to assisting the 'good guys' - your greatest ally in organic methods.