After receiving multiple requests, we’re thrilled to invite you to an english version of our full day workshop on Soil Science and Regenerative Agriculture!
This workshop will be presented by Antonious Petro, Scientific Director at Regeneration Canada.
Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn:
1. Introduction to soil science
Introduction to soil science is a brief explanation of soil chemistry, physics, and biology;
Global issues concerning soil;
Activity: soil diagnosis
2. Soil microbiology
Diversity of soil micro-organisms that interact with the soil food web.
Interdependence of different communities and their essential ecosystems services, as well as fertility and crop yield.
Activity: soils under the microscope
3. Regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration
Understanding the carbon cycle on the planet and the impact of our agricultural practices on soil degradation and our climate.
Carbon sequestration through regenerative agriculture
Other benefits of regenerative agriculture: improvement of biodiversity, soil fertility and yield.
Overview of regenerative practices (minimal tillage, composting, agroforestry, and others.)
4. Urban soil and citizen engagement
Tools and practical ideas to change consumption habits towards a more regenerative model
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop aims to inform, spread awareness and equip participants with the right tools to face different issues related to soil health. Whether you’re a farmers or horticulturist, urban gardener or curious citizen, student or soil geek!!
*10% discount for Regeneration Canada members
To become a member and benefit from a 10% discount on all our events, join here.
The workshop will be presented in English, however Antonious is fully bilingual and will be glad to answer your questions in French.
Antonious Petro is a graduate in biology, community economic development and certified in permaculteur. Antonious is passionate about soil regeneration, social innovation and is dedicated to the fight against climate change. He is currently the Science Director at Regeneration Canada and is pursuing a master’s degree in soil science.
Regeneration Canada is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting soil regeneration as a solution to climate change and to foster healthy food systems.