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Understanding Roots: Exploring Plants Underground
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In this webinar based upon Robert Kourik’s two books, Understanding Roots: Exploring Plants Underground uncovers one of the greatest mysteries below the soil surface―the secret lives and magical workings of the roots that move and grow invisibly beneath our feet. Roots do more than just keep a plant from falling over.. This Webinar qualifies for 1 PCH CEU.

11/16/2015
When: Monday, November 16, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Webinar
Webinar
Contact: Penny Lewis
617-436-5838

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In this webinar based upon Robert Kourik’s two books on the subject, Understanding Roots: Exploring Plants Underground uncovers one of the greatest mysteries below the soil surface―the secret lives and magical workings of the roots that move and grow invisibly beneath our feet.

Roots do more than just keep a plant from falling over: they gather water and nutrients, exude wondrous elixirs to create good soil, make friends with microbes and fungi, communicate with other roots, and adapt themselves to all manner of soils, winds, and climates, nourishing and sustaining our gardens, lawns, and woodlands.

Kourik will share enchanting and revealing root drawings, from prairies, grasslands, and deserts, as well as drawings based on excavations of vegetable, fruit, nut, and ornamental tree roots. Through detailed illustrations, Kourik will describe how roots work their magic to improve soil nutrients and will discuss soil microbes and their mysterious relationship to roots. This presentation will also explore the question of whether deep roots really gather more unique nutrients than shallow roots. Kourik will explain the latest research about the mysteries of mycorrhizal (good fungal) association. Practical tips will provide guidance on the use of inputs such as fertilizer, compost, water, and mulch to help plants flourish.

For more information or to register for this Webinar, click here: UNDERSTANDING ROOTS:EXPLORING PLANTS UNDERGROUND

This Webinar qualifies for 1 PCH CEU.

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