Learn the tricks of the trade for improving your soils from the Master Gardener and Master Composter teams.We’ll talk about tips and tools for working in tricky clay soils.Learn techniques for improving your soil fertility, tilth, microbial and fungal diversity through tools such as sheet mulching, compost and vermicompost, cover crops, compost teas and juices, biochar, broad forking, double digging, and more. If the snow melts and reveals the soil below, we’ll head outside and demonstrate some of these techniques hands-on and explore the compost demonstration site and take a look at different styles of compost bins and tumblers and chat about the pros and cons of each.
Lead Instructor Jennie Cramer is our Horticulture Program Manager. She is passionate about soil, seeds, botanical medicine, and ecological education. Jennie will be joined by several Master Composters to give you as many tricks of the trade to working with your soil.
Pre-registration is required. Go to the registration page to register and pay online, or call CCE-Tompkins at 272-2292. Pre-registration is required to hold your place in the class, and also in the event that a class is postponed or cancelled and we need to contact participants.
$7-10 sliding scale (pay what you can afford)
CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555