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Growing More Food in Harmony with Nature - Session 3

  • Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center 315 Cortsen Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (map)

Building our Soils: The garden's most critical soldier.
The quality of soil makes or breaks any garden. Anyone can improve their soil with just a little time and effort - and it doesn't have to cost a dime. Plus, the healthier your soil, the more you save in amendments, your garden blossoms and you spend less time weeding and wondering why your garden isn't thriving. Participants will be able to: identify soil characteristics based on texture, structure and types of plants growing in it; know what turns soil into dirt; understand basic plant biology (and why never to buy petrochemically-based fertilizers again); know how to compost and vermicompost; understand the importance of organic matter in soil (hint: more is better!).

Instructor: Marian Woodard.
Hosted by Sustainable Contra Costa.