Speakers’ Corner: Sarah Hargreaves Spills the Dirt on Garlic (10:00-10:25)

Importance of maintaining healthy soil for farms and gardens and to reducing CO2 content in air.

Sarah Hargreaves is a soil microbial ecologist specializing in microbial communities in agricultural ecosystems. Sarah’s dissertation research in Iowa looked at microbes’ response to annual and perennial crops, including seasonal differences in nutrient cycling and microbial communities in the rhizosphere. Sarah now fosters microbial life on her new farm, Three Ridges Ecological Farm, where she grows diversified perennial crops and raises pastured livestock with her husband, Drake, south of Aylmer, Ontario.

This talk complements David Cohlmeyer’s talk on Terroir in Relation to Garlic Taste.

Sarah Hargreaves Sarah Hargreaves is a soil microbial ecologist specializing in microbial communities in agricultural ecosystems. Sarah’s dissertation research in Iowa looked at microbes’ response to annual and perennial crops, including seasonal differences in nutrient cycling and microbial communities in the rhizosphere. Sarah now fosters microbial life on her new farm, Three Ridges Ecological Farm, where she grows diversified perennial crops and raises pastured livestock with her husband, Drake, south of Aylmer, Ontario.


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Garlic Breath Contest
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Speakers' Corner: Sarah Hargreaves Spills the Dirt on Garlic (10:00-10:25)
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