The Soil Health Series: Improving Soil Health on Urban Farms webinar, presented by Minor Morgan of North Valley Organics in Albuquerque, NM, will illustrate how the principles of a Soil Health Management System are implemented on a 3.5 acre urban farm growing mixed vegetables, and it will emphasize practices that enhance the microbial life in the soil.
The presenter will illustrate how the basic principles of soil health are being implemented on his farm. Using photographs, he will illustrate field practices that cover the following areas:
Soil health improvement practices
Habitat for pollinators and wildlife
Farm infrastructure development
Pest and weed management
Soil nutrient management
As a certified organic farm, all practices must comply with standards set by the National Organic Program. Particular emphasis will be placed on how to use biological practices such as compost, compost tea, biological inoculants, and biologically based pesticides. The evolution of certain practices from installation to production will be discussed. A list of NRCS practices that may qualify for cost-sharing is also included in the presentation.