Ever wonder how much rainwater your soils catch and hold? Are your soils healthy? Are they getting better or worse? How do you know for sure?
In this free webinar, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialists Kara Kroeger and Colin Mitchell will walk you through several practical and affordable ways to measure and improve soil health, catch and hold more water in your soils, and monitor changes in soil health over time.
Kara and Colin will explain the many benefits of healthy soil, provide case studies and success stories from around Texas, and share lessons learned. They’ll also explain how you can join the Soil for Water Network: a growing information-sharing network of Texas landowners who are testing innovative ways of regenerating depleted soils and catching and holding more rainwater. This network is soon to be expanded to New Mexico!
• Reduce erosion and soil losses
• Increase biological diversity above and below ground
• Improve forage quality for livestock and wildlife
• Recycle plant nutrients
• Build soil organic matter
• Sequester atmospheric carbon
• Restore water cycles
Kara Kroeger is a Certified Herbalist, Certified Nutritionist, and owner of Foundation Culinary: a nutritional consulting/private chef business. She earned a bachelor’s in General Agriculture at Texas State University in 2018 and has a background in in grass-fed beef production. Kara is managing NCAT’s Soil for Water initiative, and is knowledgeable about the use of regenerative management tools to improve pasture health and productivity.
Colin Mitchell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government at the University of Texas at Austin, completed a 9-month project management internship at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, and has managed sustainable agriculture projects in Central Texas and the western United States, focusing on permaculture design, intensive livestock grazing, agroforestry, perennial polyculture food systems, and using landscape earthworks to increase water availability.