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The Soil Web of Life

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 PM-8:30 PM


Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS), McDonnell Hall – Building 24, 101 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63124  + Google Map

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Registration is required.  CLICK HERE to register! Registration deadline is Thursday, October 26. Parking is FREE in the MICDS lot. CLICK HERE for campus map and detailed information on where to park.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Reception and Networking (includes refreshments)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dr. Elaine Ingham Presentation
8:00 PM – 8:30 PM Q & A

Featured Speaker: Elaine Ingham, Ph.D., founder, President and Director, Research for Soil Foodweb Inc.

Co-author of the USDA’s Soil Biology Primer, Dr. Elaine Ingham is an internationally acclaimed speaker and leader in soil food web research. Dr. Ingham speaks on how to grow healthy plants with the least expensive inputs into the system while reducing weeds, soil compaction and watering needs, improving your soil’s infiltration rates, and water quality in our local streams. For landscaping and gardening enthusiasts, addressing scales of property from backyards to municipal holdings to corporate and institutional campuses. Behind Dr. Ingham’s user-friendly approach lies a wealth of knowledge gained from years of research into the organisms which make up the soil web of life.  Her goal is to translate this knowledge into actions that ensure a healthy food web that promotes healthy plant growth.

Learn about:

  • What organisms are present in the soil and on the foliage of your plants.
  • How these organisms can be managed to grow healthy plants and minimize weed growth with the least expensive inputs into the system.
  • How and why to reverse soil compaction, reduce soil erosion, and improve infiltration rates on your property.

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The Soil Web of Life is funded in part by the Holton family, Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation, and US EPA Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (subgrant number G14-NPS-04), under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.


Convened by The Academy of Science of St. Louis, BiodiverseCity St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance, and MICDS.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS)
101 North Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63124 United States
+ Google Map