SoilsCon returns in 2024: After a four-year break, during which time the world has experienced pandemic, dramatic changes to its climate patterns, and major advances in science and technology, SoilsCon – the landscape industry’s ‘go to’ conference for soil-related topics – is returning.
The one-day conference will take place on Wednesday, 28th February 2024, at the elegant Phyllis Court in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Organised by soil scientist and landscape consultant Tim O’Hare, it promises landscape architects and specifiers, housebuilders, landscape contractors and designers, developers, topsoil manufacturers, local government officers, and professionals from the wider industry, a day of invaluable professional development, discussion and debate, with presentations by some of the leading experts in their respective fields.
So far, the SoilsCon 2024 speaker line-up features:
Tim O’Hare, Principal Consultant, Tim O’Hare Associates
Tim White, Senior Associate, Tim O’Hare Associates
Dr Iain Gould, Associate Professor in Soil Science, University of Lincoln
Helen Elks-Smith, Principal, Elk-Smith Landscape & Garden Design
Jennifer Mui, Director, MRG Studio
Katherine Iles (Principal Engineer) and Ryan Coghlan (Senior Landscape Architect), ARUP
Subjects will include:
- Soil health and functions in landscapes – a practical approach
- Soil requirements for Biodiversity Net Gain typologies
- Soil organic matter and carbon sequestration
- The challenges of garden construction
- Species-rich soils – a National Trust case study
- Biochar and Dolerite – the science behind these soil conditioners
A Soil Surgery, popular with delegates at previous SoilsCon events, will be held during the day’s networking periods with members of the Tim O’Hare Associates team on hand to help delegates with their specific soil issues.
The final programme and conference details will be issued shortly but to express your interest in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01491 822653.
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