Soil chemistry can seem foreign and obscure compared to our every day, on-the-ground restoration work. Because we collect soil samples two times each year, many miss out on the fun of joining soil chemistry research.
Today, we'll give you a fun sample and (hopefully) speak to your curiosity.
3 Reasons to Love Soil Chemistry
The View Instead of binoculars and magnifying glasses, we use meters and filters to observe and improve our habitat. We look beyond the view of the naked eye and explore the foundation of our site.
The Vision When we envision the future of our site - the wildlife and the plants that sustain them - we can envision the chemistry that should be occurring underground.
The Feedback As we work for our ultimate goal of recreating a self-sustaining ecosystem, we make amendments to our soils and adjustments to our plant palette as needed. In this way, we are continually improving our methods and techniques in ecological restoration.
I manage the Community-based Restoration and Education Program based in Newport Beach, CA. I'll be writing on updates around Upper Newport Bay and news in the world of community-based habitat restoration.