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Seaweed, Soil & the DJ Coding course

The Credible Food Project works with farmers to improve the health of soil and increase food production by stopping the use of chemical fertilizers an…

Dates
  • 19th October 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Credible Food Project works with farmers to improve the health of soil and increase food production by stopping the use of chemical fertilizers and optimising the soil ‘s minerals and nutrients. To do this data needs to be gathered and analysed. The Digital Jersey Coding course students were delighted to be able to create a web app to enable this data to be input from around the world.

The app is being demonstrated as part of a talk organised by the Save Our Shoreline group in relation to the island’s sea lettuce problem, which has often been linked to the use of nitrates in agriculture.

Constable Simon Crowcroft and John Baker will open the proceedings, and speakers will include Nigel Jones (Jersey in Transition), Jacqui Carrel (SOS Jersey and Feel Fab Nutrition) and Glyn Mitchell (The Credible Food Project).
 
Following the short presentation, there will be a Q and A session.
 
In brief, the talk will be looking at:
 
• Sea lettuce: where we are, how we got here, what we can do now, and what we can do in the future
 
• Soils: regenerative farming – what it is, the benefits in terms of cleaning our waters (and helping combat the sea lettuce problem), food security, public health benefits, and meeting carbon reduction requirements
 
In this non-confrontational and informative talk, we will be taking the position that we are where we are and discussing what we can do together to contribute to making Jersey an environmentally sounder and healthier place. There are many exciting possibilities ahead!
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