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Mt. Cuba Center: Enhancing Life in the Soil (12 CEUs)
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, Delaware 19707
United States

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM EDT
Category: Workshops and Meetings

3 Wednesday Sessions: March 8-22, 2023

Native plant communities are supported by healthy, balanced soils that contain a vast array of living organisms including microbes, insects, and other fauna. Learn the basics of soil science, the value of organic matter and its role in soil structure and nutrition, and the importance of soil organisms. Learn how to make and use compost and compost tea, and how sustainable gardening practices contribute to creating high quality garden soil. Go home with a greater understanding of the life in your soil and knowing why you won’t need to buy fertilizer ever again.