Workshop Description

The Soil Food Web is a mysterious universe of life below our feet that powers all life on earth. Learn how to work with the Soil Food Web to improve your soil and therefore the health and productivity of your garden

This a fun interactive workshop that introduces participants to some of the important characters (organisms) in the Soil Food Web and their role in developing active living soil. The workshop includes an introductory presentation and a role play where participants can take on and act out attributes of a soil organism. The interactive activity works best when there are at least 15 people to take on roles in the role-play. There is no cap on the number of people as many can learn by watching and listening to the activity. The room set up for this workshop needs to include a space for an introductory presentation and an open area of at approx. 5m x 5m for the role play to be performed.

Workshop Duration

  • Up to 2 hours including Q&A time

What Participants Will Learn

  • That soil is living and teaming with billions of working organisms
  • The role of organic matter for soil health
  • How plants interact with the Soil Food Web
  • What they can do in their garden to help boost the Soil Food Web

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the Soil Food Web
  • Nutrient cycles in nature
  • How plants access food
  • Plants as the conductor of the Soil-Food-Web Orchestra
  • Introduction to key soil players
  • The impact of modern garden chemicals on soil
  • What you can do to promote a healthy soil food web in your garden

What is Provided by SGA

  • Presenter who will bring the presentation on a USB stick on the day
  • Class notes will be emailed for printing and handing out at the class
  • Props for the Role play

What is Provided by You

  • A suitable venue and set up for the class including chairs
  • A clear inside space of approx.  5m x 5m to run the role play with adequate space around for observation
  • Laptop / projector and screen for the presentation
  • Copies of notes and handouts for the class
  • Catering if desired

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