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(Benicia) Soil Biology to Grow Garden Abundance

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SuSol’s Michael Wedgley will discuss how soil microbes are integral to growing the healthiest plants possible with zero pesticides or fertilizers.

Learn more and register here!

Topics will include

  • What is the Soil Food Web and who are all of the players in the soil (i.e. bacteria, nematodes, protozoa, fungi, etc.)
  • How soil microbes do all of the gardening for us
  • What is nutrient cycling (nobody ever fertilized an old growth forest)
  • Biology to stop battling against disease, pests and weeds
  • Not all compost is created equal — what type of compost is best for feeding the soil
  • Strategies for incorporating microorganisms

There will be time for Q&A at the end.

This class is generously funded by Republic Services

About Michael Wedgley:

Michael Wedgley is Sustainable Solano’s Solano Gardens program manager, a permaculture designer, and a certified Soil Food Web Lab Technician. He specializes in edible and native landscapes, as well as applied microbiology for the elimination of pesticides and fertilizers. As a Soil Food Web Lab Technician, he assesses the microbiome of soils to help growers and gardeners understand the biological needs of their soil.


August 24
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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