What You Will Learn...
When growing plants you need to know what does your plant require. You have to check your soil if it’s suitable for the plants you want to grow or is it more suitable for growing weeds. You have to understand that for weeds to grow they require a bacterially dominated soil. In this course, Elaine describes differences in soil productivity by explaining the foundations for growth and how they are established, maintained and restored in various soil types and ecosystems.
The Course begins as soon as you register. It’s a self-paced course where you can access the Lessons anytime once they are released. Lessons are from the recording of the 2 Day Workshop presented by Dr Elaine Ingham. You have lifetime access to the course, once they are made available online they remain there for you to access permanently..
Watch Video Clip: The Critters
- Who these “critters” are, what they do and why it is important that you have them in your soil.
- What their relationship is to your plants
- How you can save thousands of dollars if you get these “critters” back in your soil. And find out why did they go from your soil in the first place!
Watch Video Clip: The Truth
- How you can tell if your soil has the critters that your plants need?
- Why conventional farming is failing?
- And Rodale’s 30 Year Trial of comparing conventional vs organic systems
- You’ll be curious to know the truth about what you have been putting on your soil is NOT always what the soil needs. That once you start down that pathway of using toxic chemicals, you’re caught up in the cycle of dependency on chemicals.
- You’ll learn the principle of what makes a healthy soil which grows plants without using toxic chemicals. You need to get this to start understanding your soil
Watch Video Clip: The Transformation
Elaine meets a grower who is in the process of shifting their farm to a healthier system.
They’ve been using conventional methods for over two decades. They are looking for other solutions as they are spending more on chemicals which they don’t like and which just aren’t working!
Who is this course is for:
For all growers around the world, Elaine explains in a very simple and user-friendly approach on how to understand your soil. She offers a way of improving your soils and a way of keeping your soils in a healthier state without damaging the ecosystem. If you know that the biology is what the plants and the soil needs, but if you’re worried that you can’t get rid of weeds without weedicides, that you can’t kill pests without pesticides and that you can’t grow plants without fertilizers, then take this course.
In this lesson, we start with a bit of Dr Elaine Ingham’s background and how she began teaching. Then we look at how to take a soil sample to send off to a laboratory. We then take a closer look at what goes on in a thermal compost pile, the different habitats that form and the importance of the different roles the microorganisms play
In this lesson, we get a closer look at biological v. conventional approach to soil management. Nutrient cycling. Understanding the balance of soil biology for the plant you are trying to grow. What are the disturbances to the ecosystem? A series of results from applying compost and compost teas.
We get a closer look about the soil: soil depth, how far roots can go, soil horizons, importance of Calcium in the soil, compaction and how do you fix it.
In this lesson, we dive deep into nutrient cycling. Once we get the right biology in the soil it will be a snap. Hint: ALL the biology must be present, not just the “most important”.
In this lesson, we will talk all about compost! Types of compost, what should be present in the compost and how much compost to use.
In this lesson, we will talk all about compost & compost teas! Proper ratio, how to make compost, composting process, commercial compost, back-yard composting, house hold composting and compost tea!
Dr. Elaine Ingham answers questions from participants.
Dr Elaine Ingham
Dr Elaine Ingham is an energetic, easy-to-understand speaker who explains what life in the soil is all about. Behind this “user-friendly” approach lies a wealth of knowledge gained from years of intensive research into the organisms which make up the soil foodweb.