Soil School 2023


Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
All sessions are in-person this year
Portland Community College Rock Creek Event Center
17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland, OR 97229

Registration Closed


Opening Session: It’s ALL about SOIL! with James Cassidy, Oregon State University

Breakout Session 1

Four Principles of Soil Health, Theresa Brehm, USDA-NRCS
Preparing Your Garden for Winter, Scott Gall, West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

Breakout Session 2

• Insects in your Garden: Friends, Foes, and Food for Wildlife (email C. Zee Searles Mazzacano)
Meadowscaping How-To, Laura Taylor, West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

Breakout Session 3

Home Composting and Worm Bins, Dean Moberg, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District
The Nutrient Cycle and Carbon Cycle, Paulette Bierzychudek, Lewis & Clark College

Afternoon Outdoor Session

Soil Testing: DIY Soil Testing (English, Spanish), Guide to Collecting Soil Samples, Analytical Laboratories Serving Oregon, Soil Test Interpretation Guide
Soil InfiltrationInfiltration Water absorbs into the ground instead of running over the surface: Soil Shake Test, Soil Type Consideration

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