Once you understand that to gain healthy soils for your plants and animals, you need to know the biology present in your soil, compost, compost tea or extract and the best way to know what biology is present is by getting a sample and look at it under the microscope.
The Course begins as soon as you register. It’s a self-paced course where you can access the Lessons anytime once they are released. Lessons are from the recording of the 2 Day Workshop presented by Dr Elaine Ingham. You have lifetime access to the course, once they are made available online they remain there for you to access permanently..
For farmers, growers and compost/compost tea makers who want to evaluate their own biology using a microscope., Elaine explains in a very simple and user-friendly approach on how to understand your soil. She offers a way of improving your soils and a way of keeping your soils in a healthier state without damaging the ecosystem. If you know that the biology is what the plants and the soil needs, but if you’re worried that you can’t get rid of weeds without weedicides, that you can’t kill pests without pesticides and that you can’t grow plants without fertilizers, then take this course.
In this lesson, we start with a bit of Dr Elaine Ingham’s background and how she began teaching. Then we look at how to take a soil sample to send off to a laboratory. We then take a closer look at what goes on in a thermal compost pile, the different habitats that form and the importance of the different roles the microorganisms play
In this lesson, we get a closer look at biological v. conventional approach to soil management. Nutrient cycling. Understanding the balance of soil biology for the plant you are trying to grow. What are the disturbances to the ecosystem? A series of results from applying compost and compost teas.
We get a closer look about the soil: soil depth, how far roots can go, soil horizons, importance of Calcium in the soil, compaction and how do you fix it.
In this lesson, we dive deep into nutrient cycling. Once we get the right biology in the soil it will be a snap. Hint: ALL the biology must be present, not just the “most important”.
In this lesson, we will talk all about compost! Types of compost, what should be present in the compost and how much compost to use.
In this lesson, we will talk all about compost & compost teas! Proper ratio, how to make compost, composting process, commercial compost, back-yard composting, house hold composting and compost tea!
Dr. Elaine Ingham answers questions from participants.
Dr Elaine Ingham is an energetic, easy-to-understand speaker who explains what life in the soil is all about. Behind this “user-friendly” approach lies a wealth of knowledge gained from years of intensive research into the organisms which make up the soil foodweb.