Diversity Underground

Diversity Underground


Thursday, March 28, 2024    
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Type

Diversity Underground: Ecological Gardening with Groundcovers for Soil Health and Climate Resilience

A free, zoom lecture. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUude2vrjMuG9LxY0v-uxDncTsUlIhbxjg0

Soil is alive. Just a teaspoon of soil has a billion bacteria, a million fungi, and thousands of other soil organisms like protozoa and nematodes. The diversity of these soil organisms matters. Soil biodiversity is key to healthy soil that promotes plant growth, stores and filters water, and captures carbon from the atmosphere.

Planting groundcovers in Spring is the perfect complement to ecological gardening practices like No Mow May that promote above and belowground biodiversity. Lincoln resident and soil microbial ecologist Rachel Neurath, PhD, will uncover the importance of groundcover plants to enhance soil health, biodiversity, and climate resilience. Her talk will help lay the foundation for the upcoming Garden Club talk on Native Lawn Alternatives with Alexis Doshas of the Native Plant Trust, on April 3rd at 7pm.


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