It’s not too late, registration is open until April 7th!

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 — 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Portland Community College, Rock Creek Event Center
17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland, OR 97229
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Soil School is a day-long workshop that includes multiple sessions on a wide variety of topics – all having to do with soil. This year’s focus is on climate change and its effects on soil ecosystems. Students will have the option again this year to participate in hands-on learning in the Washington County Master Gardener Education Garden. Soil School is tailored toward gardeners, landscapers, and farmers in the community, and is designed to educate and provide networking opportunities for attendees.

Soil School is presented by West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District.

Registration: $35 per person. REGISTER HERE.

A limited number of scholarships are available upon request. Please email for more information.

This year’s three featured speakers:

James Cassidy, Oregon State University soil scientist, who has a passion for soil!
Rose High Bear, Wisdom of the Elders, speaking on Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Kristin Ohlson, Keynote, journalist and author of The Soil Will Save Us

Fantastic sessions are being taught by some of our very own Master Gardeners:

Mason Bees and their Life Cycles:  Instructor, Ron Spendal, Master Gardener Ron Spendal
Adapting Your Yard and Garden for Climate Change: Instructor, Weston Miller, OSU Extension Service
The Do’s and Don’ts for Great Soil Health: Instructor, Claudia Groth, OSU Extension

See the full agenda on the REGISTRATION PAGE.

For more information, contact Renee Magyar, WMSWCD Communications & Outreach Manager, at 503-238-4775, ext. 101 or email at