Veracruz Day#5

Soil Chromatography is an incredibly interesting way to visualise our soil and the biological processes that are occurring within it. For me, it is also the point where science and art intersect.
You’ll be able to read all about the how and the why of Chromatography in the Manual on Soil testing that we are producing at the #LabICMx but I thought I’d share some of the photos from the day.

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Preparing the chromatography paper


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Preparing the Silver Nitrate Solution


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A soil picture forming, 1 hour after placing the filter paper and wick in the soil solution.

2014_11_29_LOMBRIZ1_CroppedA soil picture, 15 hours after placing the filter paper and wick in the soil solution.

I can’t wait to try this technique with many different types of soil and other things like vegetables and foods… Art and science… Amazing!

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A geographer who studied geology and marine science in Sydney, Australia. She has traveled the world while working on various conservation projects. She has taught numerous people about the under the sea wonders of Australia, Hawaii, the Seychelles and Spain, leading groups of volunteers and tourists while also conducting scientific research on corals, sea turtles and whale sharks. She has been living in Barcelona since 2008 and splits her time between teaching English, sailing and researching the whales and dolphins of the Mediterranean with the conservation group Associació Cetàcea, teaching people to scuba dive and about Mediterranean marine life, and caring for her window vegetable garden. Joined in 2014 and wants to change how people living in cities interact with the food system by giving them the power and resources to provide it for themselves.