DR. Elaine Ingham
March 20-21, 2015





Learn from Dr. Ingham from home.
NEW LIVE WEBINAR We will be offering a livestream version of March 20th workshop,
to purchase your ticket for the online training click here

Friday March 20 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Lecture: Introduction to the Soil Food Web Free conference
Venue Cedar Valley College – CVC's Gym
registration here

Saturday March 21 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Workshop: Soil Food Web and Compost Tea Technology
Venue Cedar Valley College – M Building rooms: M121-M122

99.00 $


“ You are not a gardener, a farmer, a rancher, a landscape architect nor a greens keeper instead, you are a soil manager.” Dr Elaine Ingham PhD. This distinction alone can change the way we wrap our minds around growing anything.  We might be able to work smarter rather harder.  Instead of being at the mercy of the soil, its present condition or having to rely on costly and at times dangerous additives we can use biology to enrich the soil.  Healthy soil makes for healthy plants that resist disease and pests.

Does this sound too good to be true?  Well it is true and not hard with proper understanding of the soil food web and how it works.  Talk about having nature working for you with an age old tested, successful method.  Although only three percent of the organisms in soil have been identified, we know that the combination of micro organisms, bacteria and fungi churn mother rock into soil rich with humic acid.  These organisms co exist with the plant roots that exude sugars to power the little critters.

Dr Ingham is one of the leading soil biology researchers and founder of Soil Foodweb Inc. She is known as a leader in soil microbiology and research of the soil food web which she brings to life in her talks.  She is an author of the USDA's Soil Biology Primer. In 2011, Ingham was named as The Rodale Institute's chief scientist.  Her passion is to increase fertility to soil, grow strong crops, reduce water usage, use composting to cut down the necessity of waste.

Soil Foodweb Fertility Solutions Class on Live WebEX

Healthy soil has all the interconnected elements of a "web", retaining and cycling nutrients into the right forms at the right rates for each individual while building soil structure, suppressing disease-causing organisms, protecting plant surfaces, producing plant-growth-promoting hormones and chemicals, and decomposing toxic compounds. In this class you'll look at the elements of a healthy soil foodweb.

Dr. Elaine Ingham uncovers the basic principles of the Soil Foodweb, plant relationships, and bacteria to fungi ratios. You will gain a fundamental understanding of the way soil biology drives plant nutrition, you will learn how modern agriculture selects for disease and pests. This will be a contribution to anyone wanting a more complete understanding of soil health and healthy plants.

Understand Soil Health

Learn Why Fungal To Bacterial Ratios Are Important

Learn the Secret That Fertilizer Salesmen Don't Want People To Know

Why Is Compaction So Bad?

Why Are Roots of Plants Prevented From Growing Deep Into Soil?



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  2. Hi, just wondering if this lecture is free? It says “Free conference” at the top of the page but then there is a spot to pay $99 so it is a bit confusing. Would love to attend.

  3. can we attend this conference without attending the dinner on the 19th? Waxahachie is a little far for us, we are in garland, but are very interested in the soil topics as they align very nicely with our work In water conservation. The only rsvp’s link seems to go to the dinner, but I couldn’t figure out how to rsvp’s for the class on Friday and Saturday. Thanks

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