Soil School

Two logos and Tenth Annual Soil School is above garden tools and a green plant with dark soil background

Registration is open for Soil School 2022! 

This year’s Soil School is a return to our roots. We’ll explore emerging soil knowledge which turns out to be not-so-new. Soil science can get complex, but the solutions soil holds are surprisingly simple. We’re getting back to the basics of soil.

Soil experts will share their knowledge and be available to answer your questions in a series of soil-related webinars across the month of April — all free! Live sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m. Register for each virtual session that interests you by following the unique link found in the presentation descriptions on the registration page. Not able to attend live? Sessions will be available to watch later on Tualatin SWCD’s YouTube channel.

Register here!

Join us and Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District for the 10th year of celebrating the foundation of all life on Earth!

About Soil School

In non-pandemic times, Soil School is a day-long workshop that includes multiple sessions on a wide variety of topics – all having to do with soil. We are pleased to offer the workshop as a free webinar series this year, where all participants are able to attend any and all of the sessions. Soil School is presented by West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information contact or (503) 238-4775 x101.

View Soil School 2021 session recordings.

Soil School 2019 Agenda & speaker presentations:

It’s All About Soil!, James Cassidy || Cover Crops, Dean Moberg || Soil Microbes, Jen Moore-Kucera || Mason Bees, Ron Spendal || Adapting your Yard or Garden for Climate Change, Weston Miller || Solving the Climate Crisis with Healthy Soil, Kristin Ohlson || Soil Dwelling Invertebrates, Celeste Searles-Mazzacano || Regenerating Soil through Plant Density, Erik Swartzendruber || Meadows Combatting Climate Change, Laura Taylor || Hands-on Soil Session – Info Set 1, Info Set 2 – Soil Test Interpretation, Info Set 3 – Soil Testing Labs, Kassia Rudd & Scott Gall

Soil School 2018 Agenda & select speaker presentations:

Soil Testing & Analysis, Dean Moberg  ||  Plant Problem Diagnosis, Neil Bell  ||  Principals of Soil Health, Cory Owens  ||  Permaculture Part 1 and Part 2, Marisha Auerbach  ||  Improving Soils for Spring Planting, Claudia Groth  ||  Sustainable Design for Home & Habitat handout, Eileen Stark  ||  An Obsession with Odonata: Recognizing, understanding, and sustaining dragonflies and damselflies, Celeste Searles Mazzacano