As part of our soil and ecology day, learn to test the quality and contents of your soil.
Come to the Woodbank Community Food Hub for a day focused on soil and ecology. Soil is a fundamental part of life on earth: it contains the minerals and nutrients which are vital for plant growth. Unfortunately, the practicises employed in industrial agriculture are leading to our soil steadily decreasing in quality. Healthy soil is a habitat for a wide variety of bugs, worms, funghi and microorganisms. As well as two ticketed workshops, we will welcome the Cheshire Wildlife Trust who are running a drop-in mini-beast hunt for families. We will also have a stall of organically grown veg available for sale!
Join Klaudia, evironmental science graduate and organic grow for a soil testing workshop where you will learn how to obtain a representative soil sample, test it using a Palintest kit and interpret your results. Plants require nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and other minerals and nutrients to survive. If any of these are missing, your plants will struggle to succeed. This will be a great workshop for organic growers to learn a valuable new skill to put to use on your own site.
The AM and PM sessions are repeats - check out the other events that we are planning for the day!
Woodbank Community Food Hub
Woodbank Memorial Park
Enter the park from the South via Park Lane. Proceed through the barrier into the park and the site is the first gate on the right.
Just south of Stockport Town Centre, this location has great public transport links with the number 314 bus regularly leaving Stockport Bus Station for the nearby Turncroft Lane.
Although a steep cycle from Stockport through Vernon and Woodbank Parks, there are many quiet routes to us and secure bike locking on site.
There is a large free car park just 100 m from the site at the end of Edwin Street.