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Soil Health Workshop

Do you want to learn more about soil health and care? Have you always wanted to have your soil tested? Are you curious about your soil and growing season dynamics? If so, join us at this FREE Soil Health Workshop

Saturday, February 22, 2020
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
Bronzeville Incubator
5061 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, USA Get Directions

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Come explore Urban Ag’s multi-dimensional relationship with urban soils. Discover the soil - water- plant system and how management decisions affect soil building practices while attempting to maintain an abundantly healthy environment. Investigate formation and composition of soils, with an emphasis on chemical and physical properties affecting growth and nutrition of plants.

Bring a sample of your soil if you would like to have it tested for free! **Testing will be limited to the first 30 registrants.** 

Space for this event is limited, RSVP today!

Presentation Title

Same Roots, Different Soil


Soil Fertility

Soil and Plant Synergy

Growing Season Dynamics

Soil Healing/Soil Axiology

Hands-On: Soil Texture, Soil Structure, Soil Nutrient Testing, SSURGO Database, L-THIA Demo (if time permits)

About the presenter

Akilah Martin is first and foremost in partnership with soil and water. Akilah earned her BS degree in Soil Science from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and her Doctorate from Purdue University in the area of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Her professional interests include enhancing relationships of individuals and communities to environmental and natural resources. Her teaching and scholarly/research interests are centered in soil and water quality in urban communities. Current projects include: life expectancy and health inequalities, installing rain gardens to create a “sponge town”, and building container gardens for “growing your own groceries.” Finally but not all, Akilah is abundantly living life through 2 core values: Freedom and Joy. To that end, she is a certified coach specializing in relationship management.

Soil Health Workshop

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