From the Ground Up: Backyard Soil Care

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From the Ground Up: Backyard Soil Care

Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, $31

The ideal growing soil is light and loose, has a wellbalanced supply of nutrients, and is rich with organic matter. Learn how to transform your native soil into a fertile growing bed using natural processes. We will discuss soil testing, nutrient management using compost and organic fertilizer, and deep soil preparation through double-digging. Deeply prepared beds catch and retain more water, give plants more root space to grow in search of nutrients, and encourage good soil structure development. We will also discuss the sustainability and appropriate uses of alternative soil preparation techniques including using green manure, sheet mulching, and when to dig and not to dig.

Taught by Zuzanna Drozdz, Manager of the Palo Alto Common Ground Garden.

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