Today we started our summer project with the University of Nebraska. We are participating in the Nebraska Urban Soil Health program along with 540 other gardeners around the state. As part of this I am mailing soil from our 100 square foot plot dedicated to this program. We will be using a geotextile ground cover, biochar, compost and cover crops in the plot and will be planting their using no-till techniques. We will have soil tests multiple times over the course of the trial that will help them learn what techniques or combinations of techniques work to build soil health in garden plots. If it works well we will likely use these techniques across the whole garden.
100 square foot test plot for Urban Soil Health Initiative with UNL