Tuesday October 9th, 7:00 pm TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland

“Unlock the Secrets in Your Soil: An Introduction to Soil Health”- Cory Owens, NRCS, State Soil Scientist and Soil Health Coordinator

Gather at 6:30pm, presentation at 7pm. *1 hr education credit

Soil is a living and life-giving natural resource.  Protecting this valuable resource is of vital importance, and, as gardeners, we each can do our part. Join us, as Cory Owens with the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), gives us a better understanding of the soil food web and practical approaches to implementing the principles of Soil Health.

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Cory Owens is the NRCS’s State Soil Scientist and Soil Health Coordinator based out of Portland. She leads the technical soil services program across the state, including helping farmers, gardeners, ranchers, and foresters learn how healthy soil can help them.  Cory completed her undergraduate work in Crop and Soil Science at Oregon State University and her graduate work at the University of California, Davis, earning a M.S. in Soil Science. Her favorite soil is Amity.

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Mason Bee Fall Cocoon Cleaning 101 - BONUS presentation!

MG Stephanie Pringle will give a a short presentation on how to prepare your mason bee cocoons for winter storage for optimal mason bee population success.