Allen Skinner of Soil Life Organics discussed how soil microorganisms work to grow healthy plants without fertilizers or chemicals at Horticulture Corner: Dig It! on December 7.
He helped attendees understand how to grow better plants by working with nature instead of against it. Skinner discussed his hands-on research at Clara White Mission‘s White Harvest Farms.
Skinner’s company, Soil Life Organics, is dedicated to helping customers optimize their soil conditions to get the best results, whether they’re growing food crops, turf, or landscaping. He has more than 11 years experience in soil health analysis with a focus on soil biology. He is a candidate to become one of only 35 Soil Food Web consultants in the world through Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Certification Program. He is nearing completion of a three-year Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) – Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) studying soil biology at White Harvest Farms in Jacksonville.
White Harvest Farms holds free workshops on organic farming, composting, growing herbal teas, and more. The public can purchase freshly harvested vegetables on Saturdays or volunteer on the farm.