Enhancing Life in the Soil
|Dates:||March 8-29, 2019|
|Meets:||F from 10 AM to 2:30 PM, 4 sessions|
|Location:||Main House Lecture Room 2|
With Eileen Boyle, Mark Highland, Duncan Himmelman, PdD, and Pete Shotzberger
Never buy fertilizer again! Native plant communities are supported by healthy, balanced soils that contain a vast array of living organisms including microbes, insects, and other fauna. Learn the basics of soil science, the value of organic matter and its role in soil structure and nutrition, 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 how to support it. Please bring your lunch and dress for the outdoors.
Snow date for any postponed classes is Friday, April 5, 2019. This class qualifies for the following professional credits: 13.5 APLD, 4 CNP credits with DNLA, 13.5 DE Nutrient Management credits, ISA, 16 NOFA AOLCP, and 16 PLNA. 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.