Wednesday, August 12, 2015

2 Day Soil Biology Workshop Presented by EarthFort

Sunset Valley Organics owner, Bob Wilt will be a guest speaker on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 3 pm. We are excited for this opportunity to share with the community about our practices and what makes good healthy soil.

2-day Soil Biology Workshop
August 13th & 14th, 2015OR
October 22nd & 23rd, 2015

$500 per person Ask us about our Group Rates!
If you can measure it, you can manage it.
Explore a biologically-based approach to plant and soil management. We will explore soil’s physical, chemical, and biological processes and relationships, as well as understanding your system’s soil ecology in this 2 day workshop.*

• Learn how and why to build soil organic matter

• Understand the major functions of soil bacteria, fungi, protozoa & nematodes

• Discover the relationship between soil biology and soil nutrient chemistry

• Figure out how to tell when compost is good or bad

You will find out how soil organisms can work for you, helping you reduce the need for chemical inputs and breaking down residues biologically.

*Our workshops are accredited for continuing education credits by the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board. This workshop is also reviewed and approved for credit by the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects; ask for details.

• Matt Slaughter, Earthfort President & Lab Director will discuss soil habitat, soil properties, compost and compost tea production, and the value of soil biology testing.

• Michel Wiman, Earthfort Associate & Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Educator (M.S. Land Resources and Environmental Science) will speak about managing pests biologically and the benefits of doing so to your soil.

• Melissa Putzke, Earthfort Associate & professional landscape designer (Master Landscape Architecture) will talk about plant succession as it relates to soil biology.

• Additional Guest Speakers, to share their experiences working with soil biology.

Send us a soil or compost sample and discuss the results of your soil test in the workshop!

Register for the workshop and write AUG52015 on testing order form to receive 50% off testing services for ONE “Advanced Biology Package” soil sample. Sample must be received by July 29th! (Find sampling instructions and testing form here.)

Once you have registered, you will receive an email with a detailed workshop agenda, location directions, and local accommodation suggestions within 24 hours.

Spaces fill up quickly so register today!  

$500 per person Ask us about our Group Rates!

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