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Soil Science for Gardeners (Sold Out)

April 12 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

We’re sorry this class is not available. Occasionally, we have cancellations throughout the year. If you’d like to hear first when a spot opens, please fill out the form at this link: https://forms.office.com/r/r3tuA91Cds
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Online, Friday, April 12, 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
In-Person, Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Soil is a living matrix of chemical and biological interactions, and a fundamental understanding of soil science is critical when selecting well-adapted native plants or choosing amendments needed by native plant communities. This two-day hybrid class for the ecologically-minded grower will discuss soil texture, chemistry, water-holding capacity, the biologically diverse life in the soil, and how these dynamic relationships can affect a plant’s health.    

Day one’s online lecture will set the stage for day two’s field-study evaluation and soil samples examination, including under the microscope.

Class Level: Intermediate


Suggested Reference: Soil Science for Gardeners, Robert Pavlis


Instructor Bio:

Monique Bosch studied the Soil Food Web under Dr. Elaine Ingham and teaches soils classes for CT Northeast Organic Farmers’ Association, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, and started a Food and Resilience Center at Bard College in the Berkshires. Monique manages school and community gardens and farms around the northeast, including a 2-acre urban farm in Bridgeport, CT. Areas of specialty are microscopy of living soils, test trials, and compost production. 



April 12
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
$140 – $175
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Online / at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States


Monique Bosch