Amending Desert Garden Soil

Saturday, February 9
1:30pm – 4:00pm

Amending desert garden soil is a continuous effort. The class will cover the basics of soil constituents, soil testing and the benefits of the soil food web. The value of humus in finished compost will be prominent in the discussion. Options for improving soil fertility and resiliency in the face of warm temperatures and low precipitation will be presented. Useful take-home information will allow participants to plan for and implement soil amending practices right away.

Prior to the class, a recommended reading is The Soul of the Soil by Grace Gershuny.

To register, call 505-897-8831 or send an email to

Instructor: John Zarola.

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