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Properties of Soil and Life in the Soil

Learn about the life under your feet in this three-part series. In this class, instructor Karin Stretchko discusses the physical properties of soil, and explains that soil is far from inert, hosting a myriad of chemical and life processes. Parts 2 and 3 cover organic matter, sustainable gardening, pH, fertilization and plant nutrition. Take one or all three.  Instructor: Karin Stretchko, Agriculture Specialist, J. Sargent Reynolds Community College.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are required for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. Non-vaccinated participants are also required to wear masks when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

All programs subject to change.

Register Member $40

Register Non-Member $48

Saturday, February 5, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Details

Properties of soil - soils classGES: HL, 3, elective*

*This class provides 3 hours of elective credit for the Garden Education Series: Gardening and Garden Design Certificate.  Non-certificate students welcome.

About the Instructor

Karin Stretchko is an Agriculture Specialist at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College where she oversees the display gardens at the Goochland campus and the plant propagation program as well as teaching in the horticulture curriculum. She has a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech, specializing in soil science. She previously was the Conservatory Horticulturist at the Garden and instituted the Garden’s water testing program.




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