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The Dirt on Dirt: Nutrient Management in the Garden

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Every Durham gardener knows the frustration: clay (or sometimes sandy!) soils that are difficult to work with. But beyond their bad reputation, Durham’s clays can provide a great foundation for edible and ornamental gardeners, provided you know how to balance drainage, organic matter, nutrients, and pH.

Join Ashley Troth (Extension Agriculture Agent) and the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Durham County and learn how to make the most of your garden’s soil. Participants will learn about soil biology and structure, soil testing, nutrient cycles and flows, and how to manage nutrients and fertilizers to get the most out of their slice of Durham dirt!

Two identical sessions of this class are available:

  • (POSTPONED) Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020, 3–5 p.m. 
  • (POSTPONED) Saturday, Mar. 21, 2020, 9:30–11:30 a.m. 

The class costs $6 per person. Registration and fee payment is required by Mar. 17, 2020. Select a date and click on the REGISTER link above. Additional classes may be offered if there is sufficient demand. If spaces are full, add your name to the waitlist on the registration page.

Both workshops will be held at Cooperative Extension, Durham County Center (721 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701)

This class is part of the Bull City Gardener Learning Series and is open to everyone.