Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This course meets for 4 weeks on Tuesdays, October 29 - November 19, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
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 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 need get a soil sample before class and bring the results to the first 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, he is currently the editor for New England Vegetable Management Guide, published biennially by the University of Massachusetts.
BBG Members: $180, Non-Members: $195