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SOILS, PART 2
Organic Matter and Sustainable Gardening

Learn about the life under your feet in this three-part series. In this class, instructor Karin Stretchko discusses organic matter in soil, including the process of decay, factors that affect organic matter content, managing it, and amendments to the soil. Parts 1 and 3 cover the physical properties of soil, life in the soil, and pH, fertilization, and plant nutrition.  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.

Register Member $40

Register Non-Member $48

Date:
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Details

Soils class organic matter and sustainable gardeningGES: 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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