This class is part of a six part series, Getting Down to Earth: Understanding soils for ecosystem resilience and repair. Conserving and building self-sustaining soils form the foundation of ecosystem restoration. Learn how a good understanding of existing site and soil conditions informs choosing best approaches to protecting intact soil ecosystems and repairing disturbed soils. Long-standing best practices as well as practices rooted in recent groundbreaking research will be covered. Working around existing native vegetation, especially trees, to protect roots, proper use of soil amendments, erosion control, and mulch will be reviewed.
Taught by Rodney Pond and Christina Pfeiffer
Hosted by University of Washington Botanic Gardens