Restoration of soil health positively impacts water quality, reduces the impacts of flooding and drought, improves nutrient density of foods, and can mitigate climate change; sequestering carbon and restoring land water cycles that can cool the planet. Learn about the soil health principles and simple ways to implement them in the backyard and beyond. We’ll review an assortment of accessible tools that allow you to accurately track changes over time in the health of your soil and local ecosystem. Hands-on, outdoor workshop. Dress appropriately; prepare for bugs, heat, sun or rain.
Cat Buxton is a busy cross-pollinator from Sharon, VT focused on ecosystem resilience. Her business, Grow More, Waste Less, is empowering and connecting communities to affect positive change from the ground up. A self-described microbe geek, Cat loves to talk about bugs, soil, gardening, and composting, pretty much wherever she goes. She manages the edible schoolyard at Thetford Elementary School, weaving it into K-6 project based learning, and is a technical guide for school compost systems. She leads Land Listener workshops with the Soil Carbon Coalition, and organizes the Upper Valley Apple Corps and a host of other projects including the Vermont Healthy Soils Coalition. She consults, teaches, and presents about soil and ecosystem health to individuals of all ages and groups of all sizes.
Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.
Location – Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Woodstock VT. Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow lot, located on Old River Road.
Fee – No cost
Reservations – Contact us at the National Park (information below) to reserve your space. Be sure to tell us how many are coming.
Contact – To register or learn more call (802) 457-3368 x 222, or e-mail us at e-mail us.