Monday, August 12, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kingston Central Library
130 Johnson Street
Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners
Phone: (647) 505-0892
Email: [email protected]
Wondering if you can make a difference in tackling our climate emergency? You can! By changing the way you manage your land and soil, you can become part of a global regeneration movement that is drawing carbon out of the atmosphere, sequestering it in soil and regenerating ecosystem health.
Our soils have lost over 50% of their carbon. But we now know how to put carbon back into the soil while at the same time increasing biodiversity, and regenerating ecosystem health. In this workshop, aimed at homeowners, landscapers, parks employees, you’ll learn about:
Soil science: Why have our soils lost 50% of their carbon? A brief overview of the chemistry, physics, and biology of soil. Learn how to diagnosis the health of your soil.
Soil is a living miracle: Learn about the vast network of beings that live in the soil, how they interact to form the soil food web, and their critical role in soil, plant, and planet health.
Putting carbon back into the soil: Regenerative practices – sequester carbon while improving biodiversity, fertility and yield – including permaculture, composting, minimum tillage, agroforestry, agroecology, cover cropping, and wildscaping.
Becoming a regenerative consumer: How you can help build, support and contribute to a regenerative future by changing your landscaping and purchasing habits.
Presenter – Antonious Petro
Graduate in biology, community economic development and certified permaculture, Antonious is passionate about soil regeneration, social innovation and is dedicated to the fight against climate change. He is currently responsible for soil and environment projects at Regeneration Canada and a master’s student in soil science.
Regeneration Canada is a nonprofit organization that promotes land management practices that regenerate soil health, in order to mitigate climate change, restore biodiversity, improve water cycles, and support a more productive and just food system. We strive towards this goal by empowering farmers, landowners, scientists, agronomists, horticulturists, community organizations, governments, and consumers to play a role in soil regeneration.
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