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SoilsCon 2024

Mon 29 January 2024

SoilsCon 2024

SoilsCon 2024

Date: Wednesday 28th February 2024

Time: 9.00 to 16.30

Location: Phyllis Court, Marlow Road, Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 2HT

Cost: £95 + VAT (LI/BALI/SGD members) or £125 + VAT (non-members)


This 1 day conference event organised by Tim O’Hare Associates promises a day of invaluable professional development, discussion and debate……

SoilsCon 2024 will give landscape architects and specifiers, landscape contractors and designers, housebuilders and developers, soil suppliers, local government officers, and professionals from across the wider industry, a day of invaluable and targeted professional development, discussion, and debate.

The conference will focus on practical approaches and solutions to the key soil issues and challenges of the day. The speaker line-up of leading industry experts will cover a range of topical subjects that will broaden delegates’ knowledge of the functions of soil and their key role in delivering Biodiversity Net Gain, carbon capture, and flood management.


Speakers will include:

Tim O’Hare, Principal Consultant, Tim O’Hare Associates

Tim White, Senior Associate, Tim O’Hare Associates

Helen Elks-Smith, Principal, Elk-Smith Landscape & Garden Design

Dr Iain Gould, Associate Professor in Soil Science, University of Lincoln

Jennifer Mui, Director, MRG Studio

Kevin Barton, Robert Bray Associates

Katherine Iles & Ryan Coghlan, ARUP


Presentations will include:

· Soil health and functions in landscapes – a practical approach

· Soil considerations for the delivery of Biodiversity Net Gain

· But it's just dirt

. Organic matter and soil quality

· Low fertility soils in climate change-resilient landscapes

· Hard working soils: the challenges of bioretention raingarden soils

· The use of biochar and dolerite in the landscape


The popular Soil Surgery, open to delegates who may have specific soil issues, will take place during the day’s networking periods. Members of the Tim O’Hare Associates team will be on hand to provide initial guidance and advice.

British Sugar TOPSOIL will have an exhibition stand at the venue, with representatives on hand to talk with.


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