Feeding your Urban Farm
Before you feed your family with fresh produce grown in your Urban Farm, you have to feed your soil. Whether you are growing food in containers or raised beds, you need healthy soil in order for your plants to thrive.
In this class, we will cover:
- Testing your soil and determining what it needs to grow healthy, productive plants.
- Using compost, vermiculture, and organic fertilizers to amend your soil.
- Unique challenges urban gardeners may face when managing garden soil.
Jodie Anderson is the director of the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center near Palmer and has a varied background in agriculture and natural resources. Considered by many in the area to be the go-to person for soil management advice, Jodie has worked as a soil scientist, taught both gardening and composting classes, and studied fish waste as an option for composting and soil building.
When: Thursday, May 9, 2019. 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Loussac Library. 4th Floor Learning Commons
Registration Required: Cost is $25 per person.