Soil Science for Gardeners
April 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday, April 14 and 21
This in-depth class for the ecologically minded land steward and gardener will delve into the properties and functions of the living system of soil. A fundamental understanding of soil science is critical in selecting well-adapted native plants or choosing amendments to mimic the natural conditions needed by various native plant communities. Students will gain an understanding of soil texture, chemistry, water-holding capacity, and how these factors influence a plant’s health. The first class session will be online, the second outdoors at the Gardens. This is a core class in the Certificate in Native Plants and Ecological Horticulture program.
To provide safe, in-person classes at the Gardens, classes are held entirely outdoors and have been reduced to 12 students. We are practicing the Maine CDC social-distancing protocols.
Rain date: Thursday, April 22, 2021