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August Meeting – Dr. Peter Somerville – Improving Soil Quality
27 August @ 10:00 - 12:00Nil
Given the ongoing Covid restrictions, we’ve decided to convert our August 27 Meeting into an online meeting via Zoom. The presentation by Dr Peter Somerville will commence at 10am. He’ll be discussing soil quality including how to remediate compacted soil.
After the talk:
We’ll conclude the meeting with our own virtual show bench and group chat. Gather something from your garden to show everyone and enjoy a member catch up. BYO tea and coffee!
Speaker Bio: Peter studied horticulture and landscaping at Burnley Horticultural College, and while he was there he discovered a passion for academic research. Since then, he has studied garden design with Andrew Laidlaw and completed a Master of Urban Horticulture at the University of Melbourne. He’s also undertaken a PhD at the University of Melbourne examining techniques to improve degraded and compacted soils so they can better support tree and plant growth.
Prior to his career in horticulture, Peter was a rowing coach in Australia and Great Britain. He will no doubt have insights for anyone interested in the rowing successes during the Olympics.
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