Good Fungi, Healthy Roots, Happy Plants Presentation with Robert Kourik
There are amazing beneficial fungi that promote the healthiest roots of native and ornamental plants. Trees especially need this symbiotic relationship for superior growth. This valuable fungus assists 95% of all plants to grow and prosper—from the Laguna and beyond. This presentation will explain what the relationship is (called mycorrhizal association), where in the roots it happens, how it increases yields, and whether-or-not purchased inoculants are needed. More importantly, how to promote the existing fungi will be reviewed. All gardens and market gardens will prosper with a healthy presence of this natural fungus. All gardeners, landscape professionals, restoration specialists, and farmers will benefit from this presentation. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided.
Robert Kourik started his organic maintenance and landscape design company in 1975 – long before the word sustainable "existed.” Since that time, his designs, consulting, and books have focused on organic and sustainable gardens, water management, drip irrigation and edible landscaping. He is the author and publisher (Metamorphic Press) of Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape - Naturally, Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates, Roots Demystified: Change Your Gardening Habits To Help Roots Thrive, No-Dig Gardening, The Lavender Garden, his most recent book - Understanding Roots: Discover How to Make Your Garden Flourish and 15 more horticultural books.