Understanding Soil and Building Great Garden Soil
Hosted by the Food Security Network of Newfoundland
Welcome in 2015, the “International Year of Soils” with two educational teleconferences created by Food Security Network of NL (FSN) and presented by Sarah Crocker, FSN Public Outreach Coordinator and farm manager at Seed to Spoon, a small ecological farm in Portugal Cove, NL. FSN Educational Teleconferences are free to attend.
Soil part 1: Understanding Soil
January 22nd, 2015, 6:30pm (Labrador) 7pm (Newfoundland)
Take a close look at the properties and functions of soil in our ecosystem – Soil is so much more than dirt! We will discuss the physical elements and the natural and climatic processes occurring in soils. Learn the basics of balanced and nutrient rich soils for gardening.
Register by Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Soil part 2: Building Great Garden Soil
January 28th, 2015, 6:30pm (Labrador) 7pm (Newfoundland)
Learn how to build and tend soils to support healthy abundant plant growth, with compost, mulching, and cover crop techniques. We’ll compare the soil needs for growing in the ground, in raised beds, and in container gardens, using local examples and resources.
Register by Wednesday, January 27, 2015
To register for one or both of the Soil teleconferences email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (709) 237-4026.