Soil School 2016 Registration Now Open

gardening-690940_1280West Multnomah Soil & Water conservation District presents a day packed full of information for small farmers, landscapers, gardeners, grounds managers, and anyone else who wants to improve their soil.

Soil School 2016 will be a day packed full of information for small farmers, landscapers, gardeners, grounds managers and anyone else who wants to improve their soil. The health of your soil determines the health of everything growing in it—the food you eat and the crops you produce.

When: Saturday, April 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Registration 8:00-8:30 a.m.)
Where: PCC Rock Creek Event Center, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland
Cost: $30 per person or $50 for two people (Breakfast snacks and lunch are provided)
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Attendees will learn about soil structure, texture and composition, soil testing and analysis and how to improve your soil with cover crops. We’ll have sessions on organic weed control, irrigation, lawn conversion, and stormwater management.  If you’re interested in plants, you may want to attend the session on invasive weed I.D., organic weed control, landscaping with native plants, planting for pollinators, slugs and snails, vermiculture and composting and organic matter. There really is something for everyone!

Speakers/panelists to date include:

James “Dr. Soil” Cassidy, Oregon State University soil scientist
Weston Miller, OSU Extension Urban Horticulturist
Kim Galland, UDSA/NRCS
Mary Logalbo, West Multnomah SWCD Urban Conservationist
Dean Moberg, USDA/NRCS
Kammy Kern-Korot, West Multnomah SWCD Senior Conservationist
Michelle Delepine, West Multnomah SWCD Invasive Weed Program Manager
Clair Klock, Clackamas SWCD

Soil School 2016 is sponsored by East and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, OSU Extension Master Gardeners.

Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided. For more information, please call WMSWCD Rural Conservationist Scott Gall at 503/238-4775, ext. 105 or email at scott@wmswcd.org.

Register here