Stacey Murphy – Optimizing Your Soil Health
Optimizing Your Soil Health
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Big Ideas & Takeaways:
- What the heck is soil anyway?
- 6 Soil essentials for a thriving garden
- How to be a Soil Superhero
- The 4 parts of your soil and how to nourish them
- What can tasting your soil tell you? Yes… you can eat soil!
- Why soil is called the “gut of the garden.” If soil is the “gut of your garden”, what do you feed it?
- Raised bed recipe for healthy soil
- How to start from scratch when you have no soil
About the Speaker:
Stacey Murphy’s superpower is packing tons of vegetables and herbs into tight spaces, literally tons. She’s helped thousands of gardeners from five continents…Gardeners just like you who want affordable, delicious organic food, and a sustainable future for their communities.
Stacey has taught thousands of teens and adults how to grow, harvest, and prepare fresh foods. She is a recovering engineer and architect turned proud garden geek. Stacey founded BK Farmyards, a cooperative of urban farmers in Brooklyn. She’s been featured on Martha Stewart Radio, PBS online, and once appeared on the David Letterman show with a giant radish.
Stacey also writes children’s books. Her first book, My Dinosaur Ate My Broccoli, is a loose autobiography of growing up in her mom’s garden. Hey, little known fact about Stacey… she used to race cars for a living. Now she likes to race other growers around the garden. Maybe you’ll take her up on her Garden Challenge to see how much you can grow in just 40 days.
Dozens of her students, who have trained at her backyard urban farms in Brooklyn, have gone on to start their own homesteads, gardens, and farms. Stacey believes homegrown, organic food is the best health plan for people, communities, and the earth.