Back to Basics: Creating a Healthy Soil
Did you know there are millions of living organisms in your soil? What do they do and how do they benefit your garden? These, and other topics, will be discussed at the “Creating a Healthy Soil” workshop on Saturday March 18, 2017, from 1:00 until 2:30pm. This program is being offered at the Centralia Regional Library, in Centralia Illinois.
Laurie George, University of Illinois Extension Educator will help you determine what type of soil you have and how to create a sustainable environment, both for the microorganisms and plants. She will talk about conventional versus conservation tilling techniques, benefits of crop rotation, mulching, cover crops, as well as soil testing and benefits of adding organic matter.
This promises to be an informative program, with some hands-on activities. The program is open to the public – with no charge to participants. Pre-registration is required by March 16, 2017 and can be found at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=15856.