Buxton Field Club’s next talk
Soil Matters with Jane Sweetman
Saturday 19th February 7.00pm (Zoom link sent to paid up Club members, live-streamed to Buxton Field Club youtube Channel for non-members/if you can’t make Saturday)
This down-to-earth talk will be all about the invisible world beneath our feet and its role in feeding the world above ground. Jane’s presentation aims to grow understanding of our soil, its fundamental importance, and how we can nurture its vitality. She’ll be introducing some of the characters in the soil story and how the underground plot unfolds as they play their ecological parts, bringing soil science to life. Practical points will include how soil becomes rich and fertile, or otherwise, and what we can do to care for our soil and all that it sustains. You may like to bring a little of your garden soil along to the evening for more inspiration as we explore its nature together.
Jane Sweetman MSc is a sociable grower with over 35 years’ experience of training vegetable growers, and teaches Sustainable Horticulture for Bicton College, Devon. As well as running the family veg-garden at home in Somerset, she is one of the grower-directors at Plotgate Community Farm, probably the largest hand-cultivated market garden in the UK. She manages the farm’s plant-raising and educational activities. She loves to help connect people with the natural world and each other, and is currently chair of Wilderwoods Forest School, an educational charity providing outdoor learning opportunities for all ages.