Learn why a healthy soil ecosystem is important for growing successful gardens, crops and pastures. Nathan Lowder, NRCS Southeast Regional Soil Health Specialist will discuss soil health principles and how to apply these as practices to develop, protect and maintain soil health. Steve Woodruff, NRCS Agronomist will demonstrate how increased soil organic matter can be a strategy for resilience and profitability using the rain fall simulator. Learn steps for establishing and supporting healthy soil life. Maintaining soil health can help growers reduce pest problems and therefore reduce the amount of pesticide use. Cost savings will add to a grower’s profitability. Microscopes will be set up for participants to view their own soil samples. Bring a quart sample of your soil for testing.
Free to attend, but registration is required.
To register call 336-703-2850 or email email@example.com.
When: Thursday October 26, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: Forsyth Cooperative Extension, 1450 Fairchild Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Who: Market Gardeners, Livestock Farmers, Row Crop Farmers, Community and Home Gardeners