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Healthy Soil, Healthy Garden: Composting workshop at LA Arboretum

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It is hard to imagine a stronger example of “waste = food” phenomenon than composting. Place food scraps and yard trimmings in a container, ensure it is properly aerated and accessible for microorganisms, wait 6 months to 2 years and -- hooray! -- out comes the mysterious compost providing food and mulch for plants.

Simple as it may appear, making nutrient-rich compost requires an intricate understanding of what ingredients your plants need to remain happy and healthy.

“Whether you’re growing in planters or backyards, understanding the Soil Foodweb is a critical component to unlocking the yield barrier, allowing your gardens to thrive beautifully, while eliminating disease and pests” - Say Permaculture

This Saturday and Sunday, come join Dr. Elaine Ingham, recognized around the world as a leading voice in soil microbiology and research of the soil foodweb, in a fun and informative 2-day workshop where you’ll get a lucid understanding of the functions of microbes in your soil. Grow your gardening practices leaps and bounds by working with microbal critters: the key to healthy, living, organically-rich soil.

The workshop will be held at the LA Arboretum in Arcadia, CA. For information on workshop pricing, hours and availability, call 626.821.4623 or email jill.berry@arboretum.org.

Get a jump on productivity in your garden. The fertilizer savings alone will be worth it!

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