The Rebuilding Soil Health Webinar Series
Webinar 1: The Key to Soil Health
11:00 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 07 (that’s 7:00 p.m. London time)
Discover the microbial community that makes a healthy soil function and how it can dramatically accelerate your soil regeneration project. In this dynamic webinar, we will be taking a look through the microscope at the 4 major groups of soil microorganisms that are essential for a soil ecosystem to function.
We’ll be exploring how these organisms interact with each other and with plants, resulting in many benefits, such as: increased yields, better plant nutrition, protection against pests and diseases, improved water retention, better soil structure, etc.
Joining Dr. Elaine Ingham on the panel for this webinar will be Soil Food Web School Mentors, Dr. Adrienne Godschlax and Eric Feiler, and Soil Food Web Consultant Brian Vagg.
Webinar 2: Proof that Regenerative Ag Works
10:00 a.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, October 13 (that’s 6:00 p.m. London time)
We are super excited to see the presentation by Regenerative Ag Expert Nicolas Netien, CEO of Revalue It. Nicholas will be presenting a case study on an incredibly successful project that he ran in Cyprus, Europe, where he masterminded the production of world record-breaking olive oil, which now retails at over $300 per litre (approximately 1 quart). This is no ordinary olive oil, as it contains a world record-breaking 4,900ppm of polyphenols, making it one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories in the world. The previous world record was below 1,000ppm, so you can see what a phenomenal job Nicholas and his team have done! We’re sure he’ll be giving at least some of the credit to the microbes that he introduced to the soil, using Dr. Elaine Ingham’s composting technique.
This is a truly amazing achievement and a wonderful example of what can be done with regenerative ag in the harsh conditions of a dry landscape setting, where Nicholas employed numerous techniques that resulted in a green oasis.
Nicolas is an environmental engineer specializing in Soil Biology and Regenerative Agriculture. His passion is to design productive agroecosystems in adverse climates.
He has been working with the Permaculture Design framework for over 15 years, both in the private and public sectors in the fields of environmental conservation, sustainable development, waste management, and organic agriculture.
Nicolas is also actively involved in the development, research, and implementation of IoT, AI and blockchain technologies for use in smart farming and food traceability.
A passionate teacher and lecturer, Nicolas’ mission is to help speed up the world's transition towards sustainable and circular production systems.
Nicolas is currently the General Manager of Bio-Solea, a multi-disciplinary project in the Troodos mountains, which produces organic products and aspires to host a research center and the first-ever high-end, self-sustained eco-lodge to be built in Cyprus.
Nicolas acts as the leader of the “Agronomy and Planetary Health” group at the University of Yale Olive Institute.
He has been awarded the rank of Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit by the French Republic for his work in the field of agroecology.
Joining Dr. Elaine Ingham and Nicolas Netien on the panel for this webinar will be Soil Food Web Consultant Brian Vagg of Sprouting Soil, and Biological Compost Producers Casey Ernst and Keisha Wheeler of Catalyst BioAmendments.
Webinar 3: How to Rapidly Regenerate Your Soil
11:00 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 21 (that’s 7:00 p.m. London time)
Soil biology is at the core of Regenerative Ag and of any Ecosystem Restoration project. It’s the soil microbes that drive the system and introducing beneficial microorganisms at the start of your project will dramatically accelerate the regeneration process. So how do you boost the biology in your soil? That’s where Biological Compost comes in.
When most people look at compost, they see a means of delivering nutrients to their plants. This is like providing those plants with a free meal, or a handout. When we look at Biological Compost, we see a means of delivering beneficial microorganisms to the soil, where they will exchange nutrients with plants for many years.
In this webinar, we will be looking at the ways in which plants feed the microbial community in the root zone with simple sugars, in exchange for valuable nutrients and protection from disease-causing organisms. We’ll also be talking about the ways in which Biological Compost can be produced and how we use the microscope to evaluate the quality of the compost, by identifying and quantifying some of the microbes in the compost.
Joining Dr. Elaine Ingham on the panel will be Biological Compost Producers, Keisha Wheeler and Casey Ernst of Catalyst BioAmendments, Soil Food Web School Mentors, Eric Feiler and Dr. Adrienne Godschalx, and Soil Consultant, Brain Vagg of Sprouting Soil.
Webinar 4: Meet the Soil Regen Pros
2:00 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, October 28 (that’s 10:00 p.m. London time)
If you’re wondering how to get started with transitioning your farm to a regenerative Ag approach, or if you are thinking about a career as a Soil Food Web Consultant, Lab-Technician or Biological Compost Producer, this is a great opportunity to meet some of the folks who are out there making it happen!
Joining Dr. Elaine Ingham on the panel will be Soil Regen Veteran, Todd Harrington of Harrington’s Organics, Biological Compost Producers Keisha Wheeler and Casey Ernst of Catalyst BioAmendments, Soil Food Web Consultants, Brian Vagg of Sprouting Soils and Renald Flores of Florès Sens System and Soil Food Web Lab-Tech, Wes Sander of Foothill Biological.
You’ll be able to ask any questions you may have about the challenges you may face transitioning your land to a regenerative approach, and what it’s like being a professional in this new and rapidly growing industry.