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'Dig In' To Good Food & Healthy Soil With Paul Maschka


  • WHEN Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6 p.m.
  • WHERE Ironside Fish & Oyster, 1654 India St., San Diego, CA 92101
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $25

Geek out about healthy soil and slow food!

Join the leaders and innovators within San Diego's healthy soil movement through a conversation led by Farmer/Educator Paul Maschka from Wild Willow Farm!

Our immersive "Radiolab-style" discussion will transcend the usual narrative of "organic gardening" to dive into what makes truly healthy soil --soil that teems with the beneficial life (bacteria, microbes, insects & fungi) that support sustainable food production and the regeneration of our urban landscapes. Hint: It has to do with keeping organic matter (a.k.a. compost) in our soils!

Appetizers and drinks will be provided by Ironside (a founding member of the Food2Soil Composting Collective), alongside lively and stimulating conversation led by esteemed Farmer/Educator Paul Maschka of Wild Willow Farm & Education Center.

Whether you're a burgeoning gardener seeking to better understand how to cultivate a thriving "soil food web" ecology or a seasoned grower looking to share your own knowledge with like-minded individuals, all soil enthusiasts are welcome!

Topics to be covered:

Soil fertility: What does "soil fertility" actually mean? Where do plant nutrients come from? Store-bought bottles and bags, or somewhere else entirely?

Organic matter & compost: Improving soil texture, stabilizing soil pH, increasing water retention and making nutrients available to plants.

The "microherd": Supporting the community of soil micro-organisms that are essential to plant nutrition, disease prevention, and the regeneration of compromised soil

Best practices and Q&A: Contribution of tips, practices and questions from event attendees

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photo for the San Diego's Healthy Soil Moveme...

Above: Promotional photo for the San Diego's Healthy Soil Movement workshop.


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