Soil Biology Matters at Eat Your Yard Jax

Join Allen for an enlightening course at Eat Your Yard Jax on April 13th, 2024. (10:00AM-12:00PM). This course is designed to delve deep into the intricate world of soil biology, highlighting its pivotal role in sustaining life on Earth and fostering sustainable agriculture practices.

Course Overview: In Soil Biology Matters, you will embark on a journey to explore the hidden universe beneath your feet. Allen Skinner, a certified Soil Food Wed Consultant through Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Soil Food Web School, will guide you through the fundamental concepts, latest research, and practical applications that underscore the significance of soil microorganisms, their interactions, and the vital contributions they make to our ecosystem.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Microbial Diversity: Gain insights into the diverse community of microorganisms residing in soil, from bacteria and fungi to nematodes and protozoa.

  2. Nutrient Cycling: Discover how soil microorganisms play a pivotal role in recycling essential nutrients, ensuring plant health, and supporting sustainable agriculture.

  3. Soil Health: Learn about the indicators of soil health, including the assessment of microbial populations, and how soil biology impacts the overall well-being of ecosystems.

  4. Mycorrhizal Associations: Explore the fascinating symbiotic relationships between plants and mycorrhizal fungi, enhancing nutrient uptake and plant resilience.

  5. Biocontrol and Bioremediation: Uncover the potential of soil microorganisms for pest control and environmental cleanup, promoting eco-friendly solutions.

Course Format: “Soil Biology Matters” is structured to provide a well-rounded learning experience. Participants can expect a blend of lectures, hands-on laboratory-like exercises, and interactive discussions. Whether you are a student, a farmer, a researcher, or simply a nature enthusiast, this course offers valuable knowledge that can be applied to various aspects of life and work.

Class will be at Eat Your Yard Jax: 6500 UTSEY ROAD, 32219.