Growing Greener: Creating soil for life
Professor Duncan Cameron lifts the lid on the mysterious world under our feet, exploring the importance of healthy soil with Arit Anderson
A healthy garden starts with healthy soil, so Arit explores how we must mimic nature to create the best conditions, with Professor Duncan Cameron – a world expert in plant and soil biology, who lifts the lid on the mysterious world under our feet.
He reveals how fungi and bacteria are the gardeners friends in creating great growing conditions – and how even the heaviest soil can be productive.
Listen now to this fascinating discussion between Arit Anderson and Professor Duncan Cameron:
About our guest
Duncan Cameron is Professor of Plant and Soil Biology at the University of Sheffield. He's an environmental microbiologist and analytical biochemist studying plant-microbe interactions in the soil with a focus on sustainable agriculture and global food security as well as the evolution of microbial symbiosis.
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Find out more:
- About Professor Duncan Cameron and more on his research
- On growing sustainable food
- Soil Association Get Gardening pledges
- Mulches and mulching
- Soil pH explained
- Five reasons to feed your soil
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