Integrating Compost, Plants, & Water Catchment for Sustainable Farmscaping Although this program is tailored for Healthy Soils Program awardees, anyone can register and attend for free. Mar 16, 2022 6 pm PST
Integrating Compost, Plants, & Water Catchment for Sustainable Farmscaping
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
Although compost application is the most commonly-funded practice within CDFA’s Healthy Soils Incentives Program, many awardees include a range of practices in their project, including establishment of plants that contribute to soil organic matter content. With your grant implementation underway, you may be wondering, “How do I incorporate these practices on my property to get the most out of my funding and effort?” If so, this webinar is for you! With guidance from expert landscape designer Josh Robinson, we’ll discuss how to successfully integrate compost and plants to capture water, benefit soil health, and create a climate-resilient farmscape.
Topics Covered in this Webinar
- Basics of permaculture design
- How water is the driver of the carbon cycle and healthy soils
- Planting strategies to build carbon rich soils and increase water holding capacity
- Planting strategies: cover cropping, contour planting, windbreaks and hedgerows, multi-story cropping and food forests
- The role of compost and mulching in permaculture
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