Enhancing Life in the Soil
|Dates:||March 4 - April 1, 2017|
|Meets:||Sa from 10 AM to 2:30 PM. No class on March 18, 4 sessions|
|Location:||Main House Lecture Room 2|
With Eileen Boyle, Duncan Himmelman, PhD, David Korbonits, and Margaret Shillingford
Native plant communities are supported by healthy, balanced soils that contain a diverse array of organisms, including microbes, insects, and worms. Learn the basics of soil science, the value of organic matter and its role in soil structure,and the importance of soil organisms. Learn how to make and use compost and compost tea, and how sustainable gardening practices contribute to creating high quality garden soil. Go home with a greater understanding of the life in your soil and knowing you won't have to buy fertilizer ever again. Bring your lunch.
No class on March 18. Snow date for any postponed classes is Saturday, April 8. This class qualifies for the following professional credits: 12.5 APLD, 16 DE Nutrient Management, 4 CNP credits with DNLA, ISA, and 4 NOFA AOLCP. Fifteen professional development hours (PDH) have been approved for this class through LA CES. This class meets LA CES standards for HSW subject matter.
Registration for this course is closed.