Soil and Sustainability
Over 10 Saturdays, we will unearth the role of soil in our ecology and question how best to graze the grass and farm protein. We will unpack the impact of our industrialised food system on our daily bread, our nutrition and health. We will grapple with the big numbers and small actions on carbon emissions and food waste. We will assess our impact on our fellow species, whether they be walking, swimming or flying, and imagine how to better use our land.
Here on day 7, we focus on the planet's most important resource - soil. With expert assistance, we will examine the critical role of soil in our planet’s ecology and discover what we can do to both protect the limited topsoil we have and keep it in good heart. In the afternoon we will be doing some practical field work, hopefully not in the snow - soil testing and planting seedlings in the greenhouse. Our lead guide will be Professor Christine Watson, Team Leader, Soils and Systems Research Team, SRUC.
PLEASE NOTE – Our Field of Enquiry Team has a limited number of members. You can attend individual sessions, but priority places will be reserved for people who can attend the whole programme. This ticket registers your interest in becoming a member of the Field of Enquiry Team, but in order to secure a place, please tell us a bit about yourself.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and, in no more than 100 words, let us know - your key areas of interest; any relevant groups or associations you belong to and would hope to influence, and the first question you would like our Field of Enquiry to explore. Deadline 19 September. Decision by 23 September.