Compost: A Misunderstood & Under-Utilized Natural Resource for Creating Healthy Soil, Food, Water & Air Quality Although this program is tailored for Healthy Soils Program awardees, anyone can register and attend
Compost: A Misunderstood & Under-Utilized Natural Resource for Creating Healthy Soil, Food, Water & Air Quality
Although this program is tailored for Healthy Soils Program awardees, anyone can register and attend for free.
This 3-part series for Healthy Soils Program awardees offers in-depth information on compost creation and use, and how to incorporate it into your funded project with plants for soil, watershed, and ecosystem health.
February 16 – Producing Compost On-Site with the Healthy Soils Program
March 2 – Compost: A Misunderstood and Under-Utilized Natural Resource for Creating Healthy Soil, Food, Water & Air Quality
March 16 – Integrating Compost, Plants, and Water Catchment for Sustainable Farmscaping
Compost application is the most commonly-funded practice within CDFA’s Healthy Soils Incentives Program: during the 2020 solicitation, over 80% of the 300+ awardees included compost application in their project! Although the Healthy Soils Program (HSP) emphasizes the role of compost in sequestering soil carbon for climate change mitigation, compost application also offers a host of advantages for crop health and ecosystem resilience. During this webinar with Dr. Craig Kolodge of San Pasqual Valley Soils, we’ll explore the interconnectedness between soil health, compost, and conservation, and how to achieve maximal results from compost application in your HSP project.
Topics Covered in this Webinar
- Assessing the health of our soils and why it is so vital to our very survival to do so
- Myths associated with compost in its many forms and their associated benefits for creating healthy soil, food, water & air quality
- The important role compost plays in the creation, protection and maintenance of healthy soils
- A summary of resources on how to become a “Practitioner of Healthy Soils”
- Applying compost in accordance with your grant agreement, and options for including in your existing grant
This webinar series is funded by California Climate Investments and the California Department of Food & Agriculture’s Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation.
(Wednesday) 6:00 am - 7:30 am