Speaker: Andie Marsh. Andie will livestream from Austin on Zoom. Presentation: Soil is Sexy

Info: We will still meet at our ‘live’ meeting location at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. You can also join at home via Zoom

Description: Explore the hidden world beneath our feet and discover the microbiome’s role in native landscapes. In this session, you will learn practical takeaways that will help you restore the relationship between soil microbes and native plants.

Main Bio: Andie is a Soil Health Practitioner and Science Communicator on a mission to help others restore life and functionality to their soil systems. Equipped with her microscope and the power of observation, she assesses soils and compost to inform restoration efforts through her business, Rhizos LLC – a Soil Food Web Certified Lab.

Educational Background: Andie attended Texas A&M University (’13) where she studied agricultural microbiology and bioremediation in the Bioenvironmental Sciences program. She is a certified lab-technician through Dr. Elaine Ingham’s, Soil Food Web.

Professional Background: Unafraid to take a less conventional route, Andie has followed her interests with professional experience in vermicomposting, aquaponic cultivation, plant science research, microscopy, and science communication.

Inspiration/Perspective: Andie is thoughtful about the interconnected nature we have as stewards of our landscapes and wakes everyday inspired by the resilience and willingness of individuals to develop meaningful relationships with the soils, plants, and greater environment on which we depend.

Event Location: 
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX
Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm