Today, Dave Smith from Applied Sciences brought down his soil sampling kit and he, Kat Dunlop and I extracted seven soil samples from both The Lions Gate and kitchen allotment sites. This work forms one of the scientific anchorings of the whole project, from which research can be baselined. The samples will be analysed for organic content, life, and toxicity. We’ll build up a soil profile too.
Huge thanks to Dave and his enthusiasm for the project on what was a very cold day and an even colder auger to continually hammer into the ground. Very much hoping that this spells an interdisciplinary relationship that enables many fruitful cross-school partnerships long into the future.