For the Love of Soil: Strategies to Regenerate our Food Production Systems

Nicole Masters Workshop Offers Strategies to Regenerate Our Food Production Systems
You will learn how to take a future-focused approach to land management, growing healthy food, and creating robust ecosystems!

NCAT and its Soil for Water project, the Hill Country Alliance, and ROAM Ranch are partnering to bring internationally-acclaimed agroecologist Nicole Masters of New Zealand to Texas for two days to explore soil health and agricultural resilience.

Participants will learn how to take a future-focused approach to land management, growing healthy food, and creating robust ecosystems.

The clinic will provide insights into soil health, soil health indicators and monitoring techniques, and plant health. Questions Nicole will address include:

  • How do we build soil structure to improve water and mineral cycles?
  • What is the role of soil microbes in pasture quality and resiliency?
  • What are your weeds telling you?
  • How do we manage weeds, disease, and insects?
  • How do we shift from invasive grasses to native grasses?
  • How does adaptive multi-paddock grazing encourage resiliency?
  • What monitoring strategies can we use to be sure we are making improvement and moving towards our goals?
  • How can we reduce the need for chemical inputs without reducing yields?

The workshop is geared towards land managers, ranchers, farmers, gardeners, environmentalists, and others interested in improving the health of soil and making our lands more resilient to the dynamic and sometimes unforgiving climates of Texas.

ROAM Ranch will host the two-day event, which will be held January 10 and 11, 2020. The ranch is located at 1804 Pfeiffer Road in Fredericksburg, Texas.  Cost is $130 for the workshop, which includes lunch both days, refreshments, and resource materials.

Visit https://bit.ly/2KBIFf9 to reserve your place.

Additional information is available by contacting NCAT sustainable agriculture specialist Kara Kroeger at karak@ncat.org or 479-587-3479.