On March 29 in Ivanhoe, come and see Joel Williams, who has a long history of playing in the dirt. Joel has studied plant and soil health and worked with farmers for many years; he also teaches around the world (www.integratedsoils.com). He will present an updated look at the role of carbon in healthy soil.
Joel will paint the big picture of our ecological health, climate change and public health. He will explain how farmers can build soil organic matter while increasing plant and animal diversity. He will also demonstrate how reduced disturbance of the soil such as minimum-till and applying compost and biochar can improve soil health.
As a soil advocate, Joel Williams gives workshops on soil management, plant nutrition and sustainable food production. He earned a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Australia with an interest in managing soil microbial ecology.
Learn more on Thursday, March 29 from 7 to 9 pm at the Huntington Veterans Community Hall, 11379 Highway 62, in Ivanhoe. An entrance fee of $5 per person (or a donation) will help cover costs. Children are free.
The Hastings Stewardship Council promotes a healthy and sustainable environment that contributes to the viability of agricultural and natural resources in Hastings County. For more information, contact Matt Caruana at 613-391-9034 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the final event in the 2018 Winter Speaker Series.