Date(s) - Wed, Sep 30
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ensuring your soil is healthy is the first step to any urban agriculture project; from backyard growing to community and boulevard gardening. Urban soils are often degraded, compacted and can sometimes contain heavy metals and other contaminants, which may taken up into or onto veggies. This workshop will offer an introduction to soil contamination and degradation and go through how to test your soil, understand soil test results and restore health to degraded and/or contaminated garden soils. Best practices for growing food in healthful ways and addressing soil contamination using ecological, gardener-accessible methods will be offered.
Danielle Stevenson is an applied mycologist and runs D.I.Y. Fungi, offering education and mushroom cultures to help people and communities grow mushrooms for food and medicine, and implementing mycoremediation and waste management research. She is currently working on a PhD in Environmental Toxicology at University of California, Riverside, where she studies arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi – toxic metal interactions in agriculture. She is also advisor to the Healing City Soils project, a fellow with the Foundation for Food and Agriculture and the Global Food Initiative and a board member with CoRenewal and the Association for Women in Science (Riverside).
Wednesday, September 30| 5:30 – 7:30 pm (2 hours)
Link will be shared with registrants via email approximately 1-3 days prior to the workshop
$15 + GST (non-refundable)
The Farm Fresh Reference Guide is produced by the Fraser Valley Farm Direct Marketing Association in cooperation with the BC Ministry of Agriculture.
For information on participating in Farm Fresh Reference Guide or bcfarmfresh.com, contact us at:
24565 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge, BC V4R 1W9
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