Healthy Soil, Healthy Gardens

05/05/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Description

Join CT NOFA on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 10:00am to 1:00 pm in the Hanson Building on the grounds of the Beardsley Zoo for an educational course with Sharon Gensler (NOFA Mass) for Healthy Soil, Healthy Gardens: Small Scale Practices for Soil Improvement and Carbon Sequestration. $20 NOFA or Zoo Members. $35 non-members.

Many people are concerned about climate change and search for ways to lessen its impact and lower their carbon footprint. Sharon Gensler, homesteader, organic gardener and educator of 38 years, will teach the general public and growers alike to better understand and implement regenerative-growing techniques.

Maintaining living plant cover is one of the essential practices of building soil health. This workshop provides practical guidance on using cover crops in a small-scale, non-mechanized, no-till context to improve soil health for growing more nutritious food, more vibrant ornamentals and for sequestering atmospheric carbon into the soil. These practices remove carbon from the atmosphere and sequester it in soil while improving soil quality and providing more nutritious food.

This talk is geared to gardeners and homesteaders.  It will address the overall issues and teach specific techniques that they can implement and it will inspire them to take action.  

Many scientists, researchers, agricultural innovators, and governments are advocating for these techniques. It has been said that if we increase the quantity of carbon contained in soils by .4% per year, we can halt the annual increase of carbon in our atmosphere and in fact, decrease the level to below 350ppm. 

Questions? Contact Jeremy Pelletier at jeremy@ctnofa.org or call the office: (203) 308-2584