ACC, Dal, Olds, UoGuelph, USask soil health projects benefit from $10M from Weston Foundation


The Weston Foundation has awarded $10M in new funding to support soil health projects across Canada. The funding will go toward a variety of projects—including projects involving Assiniboine Community College, Dalhousie University, Olds College, the University of Guelph, and the University of Saskatchewan—that seek to share knowledge, build networks, and provide farmers with the tools they need to improve their soil health. These include an ACC-led Net Positive Network for Western Canada, the Dal-led development of digital soil mapping tools, and USask’s establishment of Indigenous Soil Health Learning Circles. “Soil is foundational to long-term viable agriculture and food production, and healthy soil can help mitigate climate change,” said ACC Dean of the Russ Edwards School of Agriculture and Environment Tim Hore.

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