Soil: The Foundation for Urban Conservation

Date / Time: February 15, 2017 5:00 pm

12:00 to 1:00pm EDT/EST

The executive director of the New York City SWCD, Shino Tanikawa, will explain how the district has partnered with NRCS, Brooklyn College, and the Gaia Institute to build and enhance urban soils expertise. Jonathan Burgess, senior agriculture conservationist for the Allegheny CD in Pennsylvania, will share how his district uses XRF technology (a technique used to determine the elemental composition of materials by measuring fluorescent X-rays) and community partnerships to promote the importance of soils among urban farmers and local governments.

U&C webinars are sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and are free to attend. Just register with NACD Senior Advisor Deb Bogar by email at deb-bogar@nacdnet.org with your name, title, district or business name, and state.