Get up close and personal with your garden soil at this hands-on workshop! Knowing more about your soil can really help your gardening practice. Participants will bring in soil samples from their own gardens and will learn to assess the texture, color, drainage, fertility, pH and type of soil.
Participants will also learn how to read soil analysis results and how to use the online Web Soil Survey tool to see detailed information about soils on their property.
Participants should bring a soil sample from their home garden to assess, and a laptop (if possible) to access the online soil survey tool. A limited number of CCE laptops will be available for participants to use as well.
Instructor Chrys Gardener is the Community Horticulture Educator at CCE Tompkins. She is passionate about teaching people to garden, with particular interests in growing edibles and seed saving. Prior to CCE Tompkins, Chrys worked as a landscape gardener in the Ithaca area and has extensive experience with practical garden design and working with challenging soils.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended so that we have participants' contact information on file in case of cancellation due to weather or low enrollment. Register and pay online with a credit card, or call CCE-Tompkins at 272-2292 and we will help you with online registration using your input.
$7-$10/person self-determined sliding scale
CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555