August 2020 Meeting

Our Zoom August meeting was about Building Healthy Soil presented by Cobb County MGEV, Crystal Force.  Her very informative presentation delved into the discovery of how mycorrhizal fungi makes our soil healthy and how the destructive horticultural practices of the 20th century can be reversed.   She explained that healthy soil is the place to begin if you want healthy plants.  Recent discoveries reveal that far more than heathy plants are at stake when considering how we treat our soils.  Among those things affected by the heath of our soil are the health of our children and ourselves and even climate change. 

Cris was part of a group that conducted a two year experiment on No Till Gardening.  They received First Place in Research in the ‘Search for Excellence Award’ by  the International Master Gardener Conference in 2019.   She quotes from the National Resource Conservation Service, The Hope in Healthy Soil: “We now realize, without healthy life below ground, there would be little above it.”  

Information she wanted to share with our members: