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Building Healthy Soil: Saves Money Now

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McGovern Centennial Gardens

1500 Hermann Drive

Houston, TX 77004

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Hermann Park Conservancy's FREE garden class series in the McGovern Centennial Gardens continues with a session on soil health.

John Ferguson, Master Soil Wizard and owner of Nature’s Way Resources will introduce us to a new model of soil science and fertility management released by the USDA, called the “Soil Food Web”. It explains how biological (organic) methods work and how they save you time and money in your gardening projects by preventing many problems. These biological methods are sustainable, greatly reduce water requirements, prevent problems, eliminate air and water pollution, and lower total management costs from property management to erosion control. From the model of how plants and soil work, one can determine what composting method to use and feedstocks to accept based on the end usage of the compost. Feedstocks that work well in one area may cause plant health problems in other areas.

This class is free and open to the public. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, click the registration link above.

The Family Garden is an edible, interactive garden, designed to showcase vegetables, herbs, fruit, citrus, and berries that can be grown successfully in the Houston area. The entire Houston community is invited to participate in cultivating these beds, and to experience the touch, the scents, the colors, and the taste of fresh vegetables and herbs. You may see beds in various stages of production, from newly-planted all the way to harvest-ready. To learn more about the Family Garden, click here.

Join Hermann Park Conservancy the last Wednesday of each month as local experts share tips and tricks focusing on gardening topics and techniques. For a full calendar of Conservancy events, visit hermannpark.org/calendar.

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