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Integrating Compost, Plants, & Water Catchment for Sustainable Farmscaping

In this webinar for Healthy Soils Program awardees featuring Josh Robinson, we'll explore the interrelated nature of soil health, plants, and water, and how to successfully combine these elements into a productive, ecologically-beneficial agricultural space.
Image of Casa Aguila Food Forest in Ramona, courtesy of Ecology Artisans

Although compost application is the most commonly-funded practice within CDFA's Healthy Soils Incentives Program, many awardees include a range of practices in their project, including establishment of plants that contribute to soil organic matter content. With your grant implementation underway, you may be wondering, "How do I incorporate these practices on my property to get the most out of my funding and effort?" If so, this webinar is for you! With guidance from expert landscape designer Josh Robinson, we'll discuss how to successfully integrate compost and plants to capture water, benefit soil health, and create a climate-resilient farmscape.

What if my HSP award doesn't include the practices covered in this webinar? No problem! If you're interested in incorporating any of the practices mentioned here, we'll also discuss options for modifying your existing grant agreement.

Although the content of this webinar is tailored for Healthy Soils Program awardees, registration is open to all.

All registrants for this webinar will also receive a link to the recording after the live presentation has occurred. 

Topics Covered in this Webinar

  • Basics of permaculture design

  • How water is the driver of the carbon cycle and healthy soils

  • Planting strategies to build carbon rich soils and increase water holding capacity

  • Planting strategies: cover cropping, contour planting, windbreaks and hedgerows, multi-story cropping and food forests

  • The role of compost and mulching in permaculture


About the Presenter: Josh Robinson

Josh Robinson holds a Master’s Degree in Ecological Landscape Design. He is the director and co-founder of the San Diego Sustainable Living Institute, and is a principal landscape designer for Ecology Artisans. His work has been featured in Art Ludwig's Create an Oasis with Greywater by and Toby Hemenway's Gaia's Garden

This webinar is funded by


The Healthy Soils Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment- particularly in disadvantaged communities.
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March 16th, 2022 6:00 PM   through   7:30 PM
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