Soil Food Web with Elaine Ingham

by Jenna on September 12, 2017

PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE LEXICON OF SUSTAINABILITY: Gayeton, Douglas. The Soil Food Web. ©Rumplefarm, LLC 2011

THE SOIL FOOD WEB with Dr. Elaine Ingham, November 2nd and 3rd, 2017

Dr. Elaine Ingham is Founder and President and Director of Research for Soil Foodweb Inc., a business that grew out of her Oregon State University research program.   Her research is on:

  • What organisms are present in the soil and on the foliage of your plants?
  • Which organisms benefit which types of plants?
  • Which organisms harm plants?
  • How can these organisms be managed to grow plants with the least expensive inputs into the system while maintaining soil fertility?

Behind her user-friendly approach lies a wealth of knowledge gained from years of research into the organisms which make up the soil food web. Her goal is to translate this knowledge into actions that ensure a healthy food web that promotes healthy plant growth. Elaine also offers a pioneering vision for both sustainable urban landscaping and sustainable farming, improving our current soils to a healthier state, without damaging any other ecosystem.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017  

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM   Reception and presentation at MICDS for urban/suburban landowners. Free of charge.   Pre-registration is required. Hosted by Deer Creek Watershed Alliance, BiodiverseCitySTL, Academy of Science of St. Louis, and MICDS.  Register here.

  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Reception and Networking
  • 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dr. Elaine Ingham Presentation
  • 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Q & A
Saturday, Nov. 4 , 2017

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Tour of EarthDance — See the principles taught by Dr. Ingham in practice.  233 S. Dade Avenue, Ferguson, MO 63135.  Hosted by EarthDance Organic Farm School. RSVP for this free tour here.

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