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Evenings in the Garden: Smart Soils - Keys to Building a High Quality, Sustainable Garden (Novi)

Sponsoring Organization: MSU Extension

Date: October 12

Start Time: 6:30 pm

End Time: 8:30 pm

Location : MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road - Novi, MI 48337

Description of the Event: 

A series of classes on a wide variety of topics for novice and seasoned gardeners, taught by local and regional experts in their field. 
Classes are held in the Conference Center, except as noted.
Cost: $20 per class

Advance registration is required.
See registration below class descriptions.
Space is limited to 60 people per class- please register early.

Dr. George Bird – Smart Soils - Keys to Building a High Quality, Sustainable Garden

Soil health is the key to gardening success. A truly high quality soil is a complex of living and material ingredients connected within a "soil food web." Come learn how to employ "smart" gardening practices for soil – in vegetable gardens, orchards, and ornamental gardens and landscapes. Find out how our management decisions impact soil microbes, and how we can nurture our soil to become healthier season after season. Dr. George W. Bird, Michigan State University Entomology Professor, is a recipient of the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award, a 19-year member of the Rodale Institute Board of Directors, and the first National Director of the U.S. Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. Dr. Bird teaches and does research and Extension outreach on agricultural systems related to sustainable and equitable development.

Education Credit Hours: 2

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