From the Ground Up: Digging in to Soil Health

General Sessions


Dieter Geesing, University of the Fraser Valley, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Dieter Geesing’s experience with soils and soil products spans over more than 30 years on topics as diverse as nutrient management, biological fixation of nitrogen, carbon sequestration, soil health, erosion and sediment control, and the production of compost and custom-made growing media for farms and the landscaping industry. He holds M.S. in Forestry, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Science and is currently employed as the Provincial Soil Specialist at the BC Ministry of Agricultural and Food. Dieter has also been teaching soil science at the University of the Fraser Valley for more than 13 years.


From the Ground Up: Digging in to Soil Health

The “soil health” movement has come into the limelight with increasing evidence that healthy soils can be a key ally in the fight against climate change and dwindling global food security – if properly managed. In this session, participants will learn how to make more sense of the sometimes conflicting messages about the meaning of soil health and how to critically evaluate opportunities and limitations of regenerative farming practices and amendments on soil health. Participants will also learn about the pros and cons of some health assessment techniques and how to interpret the results.

Date & Time(s)

9:00am - 10:00am, Wednesday September 14, 2022


Member Early Bird: $75.00

Non Member Early Bird: $95.00

Member Regular: $95.00

Non Member Regular: $110.00

Early bird seminar rates will available until Friday, September 2nd. 

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