Looking after your Soil Health

Achieving and maintaining a healthy soil is the most important aspect when growing food organically.

Jan 27 2021 17:3019:00

Photo credit: Elena Trivelli

Photo credit: Elena Trivelli

Join Elena Trivelli for this session on 'Looking after your soil health' to get ready for the growing year and beyond. Achieving and maintaining a healthy soil is the most important aspect when growing food organically. A healthy soil brings higher yields and fewer pests and diseases, while also reducing the need for watering and weeding.

A healthy soil is a soil full of life, most of which we need a microscope to see. In this session, we will look at the life that teams in healthy soils and explore what might disrupt it if we garden without putting the needs of the soil first. We will discuss soil texture and structure in relation to soil life, and some of the ways in which a gardener can easily support their soil’s health – with a particular focus on using green manures, mulching, composting methods and compost uses, and some common pitfalls in these practices.

Trainer: Elena Trivelli

Elena was the Coordinator for two Capital Growth Allotments in the Royal Parks between 2019 and 2020, after working and volunteering in therapeutic and community gardens in London over the last six years. She studied Organic Horticulture at OrganicLea in 2018 and 2019, gained a Permaculture Diploma in 2019, and completed a No Dig Gardening course with Charles Dowding in 2020.

Elena’s background also involves working with vulnerable adults in the fields of mental health, homelessness and substance misuse, with charities such as Rethink Mental Illness and Single Homeless Project. Elena has recently moved back to Italy, where she will be setting up a training site in organic No Dig gardening and composting methods.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT MAY BE RECORDED

If you cannot afford the ticket but would still like to attend, please contact capitalgrowth@sustainweb.org to see if we can help.


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