Landscape and Gardening
Organic Vegetable Gardening: Importance of Soils
October 2, 2014
Thursday | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- Carol Stuttard, biologist and horticulturist
Organic Vegetable Gardening - A Fresh Approach
The term organic has been around for decades, and organic gardening has become increasingly popular with gardeners wanting to lessen their impact on the environment. Organic gardening is more than just not using pesticides and artificial fertilizers; it is building healthy soils and selecting the right plants and seeds. The Organic Vegetable Gardening series of classes will explore these ideas and demonstrate how to apply organic techniques and methods in your own garden.
Other classes in the series include:
Importance of Soils
To grow an abundance of food, plants need a large supply of available nutrients. Preparing the soil correctly is the most important part of growing the best tasting and most productive crops. The optimal way to get nutrients back into the soil is through the use of manures, compost and organic fertilizers. In this class, you will learn about organic soil amendments, their role in developing and maintaining healthy soils, and how they affect pH levels. Students are asked to bring two glass jars with lids (16 oz. or more) and enough soil from your garden to fill the jar.
- Class enrollment limit: 30