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Soil Health 101 (4 weeks)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm

This is a series of four courses that occur on Tuesday, April 20th, April 27th, May 4th, and May 11th. The courses are taught virtually Ag Conservation Innovations and Ag Stewardship Manager for American Farmland Trust, Ashley Brucker.

Course 1 – Sand, Silt, and Clay…Oh My! (Intro to Soils)

At the end of this session, participants will understand:

Soil types and qualities
Identification of soil types
Chemical, biological and physical make-up of soils
Soil-specific vocabulary
Course 2 – Get Your Hands Dirty (Soil Health and Function)

At the end of this session, participants will understand:

Definition of soil health and functions of healthy soil
Identifying features of healthy soils compared to unhealthy soils
How to test for soil aggregation, compaction and infiltration
Course 3 – Don’t Garden Naked (Intro to Cover Crops)

At the end of this session, participants will understand:

Definition of cover crops
Functions of cover crops
How to identify a need and select an appropriate cover crop
Course 4 – What’s Water got to do with This? (Soil and Water Quality)

At the end of this session, participants will understand:

The role soil plays in water quality
Nutrient loss reduction by halting erosion
Big picture relationship of soil, water, nutrients, and yields

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Date:
April 20
Time:
6:00 pm
Cost:
$72
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