Event Title: Understanding Soil Ecology – The Benefits to Native Plants
VMS-AT: AT: Native Plant Society of Texas (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Name of NPSOT Chapter, and Presenter)
Comments: AT23-051 NPSOT Kerrville Understanding Soil Ecology – The Benefits to Native Plants, Kerrville, Presenter: Peggy Sechrist (AT=1.5h)
Event Date: 2/14/2023
Event Time: 2:00p-3:00p
Peggy Sechrist will discuss the magical relationships between soil microbes and plants and the importance of increasing organic matter in your soil.
Peggy continues to provide training and coaching in Holistic Management throughout Texas. Currently she is the Hill Country Advisor for the Soil for Water Initiative, a project of the National Center for Appropriate Technology focused on educating landowners on increasing the water holding capacity of their soils.
PEGGY SECHRIST, a practitioner and certified educator in Holistic Management, lives in Texas Hill Country with her husband, Richard, where they were the first Texas ranchers to create a certified organic, grass-fed beef operation in 1995, adding pastured poultry three years later. She has advocated for sustainable agriculture in collaboration with agricultural and wildlife agencies such as Texas A&M University, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Dept. of Agriculture, and National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), plus served on the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) Board of Directors and the USDA/SARE Administrative Council.
Cost: no charge
Register @: not required
Riverside Nature Center
150 Francisco Lemos
Peggy Sechrist, Hill Country Advisor for Soil and Water in the National Center for Appropriate Technology.