Our Living Soil Class (Part I)

2/18/2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm at Myoshinji

Join us on Sunday, February 18 and Sunday, March 11 from 1:00-3:00 PM for this hands-on, informative, two-part class series about the nature and science of soil.

The cost is $35 for one class or $60 for both classes. Note: When registering, the default price is set to $35 for one class. If you would like to register for both classes, please click "Register," change the amount to $60, and include a note with your payment that you are registering for both classes. Please contact us if you have any questions.

PART I (February 18, 1:00-3:00 PM)
Matter, Mineral, Vibration: : Our Soil is Alive
This lecture and workshop will cover the basics of soil structure, soil chemistry and soil physics. Soil samples will be on hand for examination by hand, eye, nose and mouth. Microscopes will be on hand to look more closely at soil aggregate and composition and biology.

PART II (March 11, 1:00-3:00 PM)
Soil Safari : Digging Into Soil Biology
In this workshop, we will get hands-on experience using qualitative methods of assessing the garden soil, prairie soil and other soils around The Great Plains Zen Center. Review how to prepare soil samples for a lab and read chemical test results. Learn basic soil biology and a few methods to increase the fertility of your soils and support your plants through environmental droughts and flooding.

$35