Our friend and soil guru Nancy Klehm is coming back to town soon, and will be teaching an awesome day-long “soil truthing” workshop for a small group of lucky people. Come to learn about soil health, life and remediation via compost and mushrooms and mulch. In this era of climate change, healthy soils key to resilience, carbon sequestration and water conservation, so come and learn!
Soil Truthing – A Hands-On Workshop
When: Saturday, February 6th
Hours: 10am – 4pm
Where: Silver Lake, address provided upon registration
Class size: 6 – 15 people
Facilitator: Nance Klehm, Director of Social Ecologies , www.socialecologies.net (See bio below)
1. introductions and bio-remediation presentation
2. landscape reading exercise in neighborhood
3. compost bin and soil tour of root simple front and back gardens
4. three soil installations – TBA
What you will learn:
– basic soil structure and biology
– qualitative methods of assessing soil health
– how to sample soil for a lab
– landscape reading skills
– backyard-scale bioremediation strategies including compost, mulch and working with fungi
Bring food to share at the potluck and their own water bottle
Wear work clothes and bring a pair of gloves, a notebook and a pen
Register via Paypal using “Register” button below. Your payment is registration.
First come, first serve: 15 people maximum
Refunds and cancellation: Full refunds available up to 48 hours prior to class, 50% refund within 48 hours.
Email us at [email protected]
About Nancy Klehm
Nancy Klehm is a steward of the earth. For over two decades she has designed landscape, taught ecological systems and built food systems in collaboration with others. Her approach is one of instigation and activation of already existent communities, and her work demonstrates her commitment to redefining the way human populations coexist with plant and animal systems on this planet.
Nancy has worked on projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago Park District, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Annenberg Foundation, Heifer Project International, The Center of Land Interpretation in Los Angeles, The Edible Schoolyard (Berkeley), LearningSite (Copenhagen), GiveLove Haiti (Port au Prince) and other private, public, and institutional clients.
She has lectured/taught courses at UCLA, Northwestern University, The Hammer Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), The Graham Foundation, Archeworks, MICA, U of Cincinnati, University of Illinois at Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Dartington College of Arts (UK), Jutland Kunstakademi (Arhus, DK), Machine Project (LA), City Repair (Portland) and a multitude of community groups.