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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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