Thursday, February 8, 2024
Topic: Can principles of circular economy and soil health principles meet the needs of land stewards?
Eva Strickler will present a talk exploring how the principles of a circular economy and soil health principles can potentially benefit land stewards. A circular economy is one in which materials never become waste, but are are kept in circulation through processes like maintenance, reuse, refurbishment, remanufacture, recycling, and composting. Eva will present these concepts and soil health principles, and review some recent research and demonstration sites that help show how making and using things like compost and biochar can contribute to resilience and productivity in working landscapes.
Speaker Bio: Eva Stricker
Eva is a dryland microbial ecologist with interests in how plant-microbe interactions in soil affect biogeochemical cycling such as carbon and nitrogen. She has a background in curriculum development for learners of all ages and backgrounds, such as through a science communication fellowship with the Explora Museum and a teaching assistantship that built ecology and evolution labs for the University of New Mexico Department of Biology. She has also trained in active listening and mediation as a way of better engaging with collaborators across all backgrounds. Eva was born and raised in New Mexico (weekends spent on a horse on her dad’s property in La Puebla), explored the coasts for college and her masters, and came back to New Mexico for her PhD working with the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Station. At Quivira, she enjoys conducting field work around organic amendment research, developing curriculum, organizing, facilitating, and presenting outreach events such as in-field workshops and academic conferences, and overseeing and conducting technical support such as grant-writing.
Directions to the Meeting:
The Albuquerque Friends Meeting House is located at the corner of 5th and Bellamah. From I-40, take the 6th street exit, then South to Bellamah.
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