Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2013.
This course will explain how plant growth is affected by soils, from drainage to pH and nutrients. Learn how to evaluate soils, improve those that are less than ideal, and how to amend soils for specific garden uses. Fertilizers, soil amendments, making and using compost, moisture management and the pros and cons of mulching will be covered. Students should bring a soil sample. This class can be taken as a core requirement for the Horticulture Certificate Level I program, or as an individual class.
Instructor - John Howell, M.S. is the former Extension Vegetable Specialist, for the University of Massachusetts and currently lectures on vegetables, fruits and soil management Author of numerous newsletters for growers and is currently the editor for New England Vegetable Management Guide, published biennially by the University of Massachusetts.
Discounted price for 4 Fall Level I courses: $590