Nine free of charge-webinars will be arranged during the next three years as a part of our Erasmus+ Craft Skills for Garden Conservation-project. «Soil Management in Historic Gardens» is the first one out on the 8th of February 2022. In this webinar we will explore cultivation methods in different historic periods: inputs, rotations, soil recipes, composting then and now. We will explore how working with soil can contribute to sustainability, biodiversity and minimise our contribution to climate change.
Soil management past and present needs to be taken more seriously throughout Europe. As the basis of everything we do in gardening, it is currently of huge international significance with soil degradation being a major environmental concern. It also holds the key to much of our horticultural heritage, literally underpinning the conservation of our historic gardens.
Swedish Archaeologist, Karin Lindeblad.
Norwegian and Swedish Gardeners and Teachers in horticulture for historical gardens: Marit Myrstad and Catarina Sjöberg.
Swedish Garden Antiquarian, researcher and author Maria Flinck.
British No-dig expert Charles Dowding.
Hampton Court gardener Hilary Theaker.
– and more.
Soil Archaeology: the answer lies in the soil
Cultivation methods: to dig or not to dig
Recipes for growing media: then and now
Time for the online Webinar:
08.02.2022 from 09:00 – 16:00 (Timezone GMT+0:00)
– with a two hour break from 12:15 to 14:15
Price: Free of Charge
For: The webinar is aimed at all those involved in heritage horticulture – professionals, tutors and students.
The webinar will be recorded and available on the project website.
Text: Dr. Catherine Nicoll
Photo: Gardeners at Attingham, 1934. Attingham collection. (c)National Trust