Workshop Description

Healthy soil is full of life and fundamental to the health of our gardens, providing plants with all the nutrients and water they need to grow. Good soil its essential for growing food.

There are many simple ways to improve the soil in our gardens and the paybacks can be huge, maintaining a productive garden with bigger, healthier crops as well as improving our local environment and supporting better pollination.

This workshop will introduce participants to the science of soil, and provide tips on how to protect and improve soil in an environmentally beneficial way.


Can be delivered as a online webinar and a face to face workshop, both in a 60 mins and 90 mins duration.

Topics Covered

  • Soil types and amending or improving challenging soil
  • Introduction to the Soil-Food-Web
  • Soil microbes, fungi and soil bio-diversity
  • pH and how to adjust it
  • Soil carbon – why it is so important
  • Using compost to feed the soil
  • Water management
  • Hydrophobic soils
  • Meaningful mulch – the what, why, when and how of mulching

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