Soil Food Web for Farmers

30nov7:00 pm8:30 pmVirtual EventSoil Food Web for FarmersA talk and discussion, bringing the complex interactions of soil micro-organisms to life. OrganiserNourish ScotlandPropagate7:00 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & TalksThemeFood & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

This webinar is all about the Soil food web. What is it and how can we help to nurture it? The soil food web refers to the living part of the soil made up of insects, earthworms, and microorganisms. In this webinar we will cover:

  • What is the soil food web (the poop loop)
  • What is it made up of
  • What damages the soil food web
  • How can we repair degraded soil (dirt)
  • How can we assess our soil food web
  • The use of composts, teas and extracts

Colin Russell along with his wife Jill own and operate Ramstane Farm in North Ayrshire. The farm uses Holistic Management to raise pastured layers and broilers as well as a silvopasture orchard and small market garden. Colin has been studying with the Soil food web school for the past two years and is starting to apply this methodology to his own farm.

Hosted by Abi Mordin from Propagate and the SW Scotland RegenFarm Network. Abi is a market gardener operating a no dig system. She’s obsessed with healthy soil.

This event is part of our Agroecology: Enabling The Transition webinar series. A project bringing farmers and crofters together to learn from each other and support Scotland’s transition to more sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

This project is run in partnership by Pasture for Life, Propagate, Nature Friendly Farming Network, Soil Association, Landworkers Alliance and Nourish Scotland.



(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00)