Given soil’s vital importance, it is amazing that most gardeners don’t venture beyond the understanding that good soil supports plant life and poor soil doesn’t. You’ve undoubtedly seen worms in good soil and have come across other soil life: centipedes, springtails, ants, slugs, ladybird beetle larvae and more. Healthy soil, however, does not contain just a few animals ― healthy soil is absolutely teeming with life. This class will focus on all the forms of life found in healthy soil, the soil-food web and how we can use this information to improve our gardening techniques. An introduction to basic soil science will be included in the class.
ONSITE | Tuesday & Thursday, August 2 & 4, 1:30 – 3 p.m.