Conservation Training

Buried Alive! – Digging into Soil Biology & Ecology

February 28, 2023

11:00 am – 1:15 pm
Location: Online

This class is part of a six part series, Getting Down to Earth: Understanding soils for ecosystem resilience and repair. We will explore the realm of soil biology, its web of interdependence that creates soil ecology, and how a healthy soil ecosystem builds the foundation of whole ecosystem health and resilience. Emphasis will be made on the relationship between soil biology, physical properties, and chemistry. Soil and landscape stewardship practices and their impacts on soil biology will be introduced.

Instructors will provide a soil biology assessment work sheet and review key observations that indicate soil ecosystem health.

Taught by Rodney Pond and Christina Pfeiffer

Hosted by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens