Soil School April 16,2016

Soil School 2016!Soil School 2016 will be a day packed full of information for small acreage farmers, landscapers, gardeners, grounds managers and anyone else who wants to improve their soil. The health of your soil determines the health of everything growing in it—the food you eat and the crops you produce.  

When: Saturday, April 16, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Check-in from 8:00-8:30 a.m.)

Where: PCC Rock Creek Event Center, 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland

Cost: $30 per person or $50 for two people (Breakfast snacks and lunch are provided)


Attendees will learn about soil structure, composition and test analysis. Sessions also include planting for pollinators, stormwater management, cover crops, irrigation, organic weed control, landscaping with native plants, composting, invasive weeds, and lawn replacement methods. Finally, we’ll have a session on slugs and snails, which ones you want to get rid of and the most effective way to control them. 

Speakers/panelists to date include:

James “Dr. Soil” Cassidy, Oregon State University soil scientist

Dean Moberg, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Weston Miller, OSU Extension Community & Urban Horticulturist

Kim Galland, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Mary Logalbo, West Multnomah SWCD Urban Conservationist

Kammy Kern-Korot, West Multnomah SWCD Senior Conservationist

Clair Klock, Clackamas SWCD, Senior Resource Conservationist

Claudia Groth, “The Slug Lady” and OSU Master Gardener

Soil School 2016 is sponsored by East and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and OSU Extension.

Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided. 

For more information in Washington County, please call Jennifer Nelson, Tualatin SWCD at 503/648-3174 x121 or email

Jen Nelson Sneed

Outreach,Volunteer and Education (OVE) Program Manager

“There are no lost causes, only causes that have not been won.” – Norman Thomas

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District

1080 SW Baseline Suite B-2

Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

503-648-3174 x 121

Cell 423-298-6986

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