Soil is alive, with a handful of soil containing billions of microscopic organisms. Soil is much more than the dirt that sticks under our shoes or holds up our plants – soil is a jungle of living organisms that break down organic matter to make the nutrients available for plant roots. These micro-organisms tunnel through soil, optimising water holding capacity, aeration and drainage and compete with harmful organisms in soil that can damage plants. They fulfil essential soil services; in fact, life above the ground is intimately linked to life below the ground.
So who does what below the ground and why does it matter – what makes a soil such a suitable living space? These questions will be explored in this Café Science event together with examples of new technologies that enable us to literally look inside soil.
Join us at Avery & Co, 34 South Tay Street, Dundee on Monday 23rd June 2014, at 7pm.
This is a FREE event and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no need to book in advance but arrive early to avoid disappointment.Back