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Life in Soil: Your Microscopic Farmhands

  • JHB Biological Field Station Lab 11305 Wheeler Road Garrettsville, OH, 44231 United States (map)

Life in Soil:

Your Microscopic Farmhands

Imagine healthier plants, fewer pest problems, & less fertilizer applications. How? Soil Life.

Every acre of soil contains trillions of microorganisms, working with your plants to make mineral nutrients and nitrogen available, day and night! Bring a soil sample and learn to look at the soil food web organisms that make healthy nutrient cycling happen! This hands on, two-part workshop will teach you the fundamentals of understanding your soil from a microbiological point of view. Learn to identify and interpret the life in your soil through the use of a microscope, and how you can access the hidden potential of your soil by implementing specific management practices.

                      RSVP: $10.00 fee & limited to 10 participants. To register fill out THIS FORM.

9/3/2019: Class 1 - Soil Food Web Basics

9/10/2019: Class 2 - Identification & Interpretation

Our Course Leaders


Steve Larson

Akron Urban Farmer


Nathan Rutz

Rust Belt Riders Director of Soil