Rothamsted Research, home of the longest-running agricultural experiments in the world, sometimes let us through their hallowed doors. 2015 is the International Year of Soils, and some of Rothamsted’s public events let us share some of their soil research.
And back in February, one of those events was an evening about soils and climate change. Maybe if I’d known it was happening I would still have managed to miss it by trying to do too many other things – but I missed it just because I didn’t even know it was happening. Doh!
Then on 6 May there was an evening event about soil fertility. I missed that one too.
But on 17 May Rothamsted held a public open day, yup, a whole day, called ‘Soil is Life!’ …
57 varieties of climate-friendly gardening book reviews citizen science climate science deciduous plants ecological footprint and carrying capacity evergreen plants farm animals Farming Futures feedback fish food gardens open to the public greenhouse gases groundcover plants hedges micro-organisms nuts and nut trees people policy and politics science shelter and insulation soil soil carbon soil organic matter trees water wildlife and biodiversity wind woodland