How green does your garden grow?

 

Part of the Cafe Scientifique programme at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 

Soil - every garden, large or small, has some - but do we know what's going on in our soil and how this could be affecting climate change and biodiversity?

Soil is a valuable store of carbon, and soil health has a direct effect on the health of the plants growing in them. Could improving the soil in our farms, gardens and wildlands be used to combat climate change?

Join Professor Richard Bardgett, Lancaster University, to discuss the science of soil and the direct effects on climate change, with Edward Ikin, head gardener at Nymans, a National Trust property in West Sussex. Find out how small changes you could make in your own garden could help reduce global climate change and have added ecological benefits.

This event is part of the Cafe Scientifique programme at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Cafes will take place in the Terrace Cafe. They are free and open for all to attend, just grab a drink and get talking! Audience participation is strongly encouraged. The Terrace cafe is down 9 steps and is not wheelchair accessible.

An audio recording of the event and interviews with Professor Richard Bardgett and Edward Ikin are now availble.

 

How green does your garden grow? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.