The highlight of last week was freezing my hands harvesting woad in the snow, but this week I’m likely to get sunburned—I’m in Tampa, Florida! I’m here to present the Atlas of Canada’s Local Colours at the Soil Science Society of America’s International Annual Meeting. It’s a large conference which brings together scientists studying agronomy, crops, and soil.
I’m very excited to have the chance to participate in a special session focused on art and soil and am looking forward to unpacking the ideas and result of the Atlas to date in my presentation. But, most of all, I’ve learned a lot from the soil scientists I’ve connected with in the past and I’m hoping for some good questions and conversation over the next couple of days around the idea of local colour.
A special thank you to the Soil Science division at the University of Saskatchewan for the invitation and support to be here.