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Nurturing City Soils Webinar Series

Soil testing is a common practice for both landscapers and farmers to ensure healthy plants. However, city soils are may be degraded and contaminated so you may wonder if the typical soil analysis is providing enough information. During this webinar series, participants will learn how to determine if their soils are contaminated and what they can do to minimize risks. Participants will also learn how to restore degraded soils in cities and quantify whether their efforts are paying off.

All webinars are free and take place at 2 pm (EST). Advance registration is required.

Presentations will be recorded and posted at:

November 2: Design and Management Strategies for Regenerating Healthy Soils Through Urban Agriculture.
Dr. John Taylor, Associate Professor of Agroecology at the University of Rhode Island.

John Taylor webinar

November 9: Combining Soil Amendments and Varietal Development to Prevent Pathogens and Heavy Metal Uptake.
Dr. Lori Hoagland, Professor of Soil Microbial Ecology in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Purdue University.

Lori Hoagland Webinar

November 16: Understanding Laboratory Soil Health Tests: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going? 
Dr. Roland Wilhelm, Assistant Professor of Soil Microbiology in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue University.

Roaland Wilhelm webinar


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