Workshop 2022: Impact of Microbes on Soil Health
Ayers Foundation and Northeast Organic Farming Association co-sponsored a workshop at Hillandale Farm, looking at soil and compost on a microscopic level. "Life in the Soil" was presented by Monique Bosch, a soil expert and vermicomposter of CT NOFA and Wiggle Room LLC, and by Maxson Hence of the Ayers Foundation. Monique described the Earth as "living," and spoke on different methods and best practices regarding carbon sequestration and building soil health. Max juxtaposed the health of the Earth's soil with that of the human gut microbiome, referencing another Ayers Foundation project modernepidemic.org. Workshop participants helped to microscopically analyze and compare samples from farm-created compost and commercially-created compost.