Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility

Event Date: 

Saturday, September 12, 2015 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Event Type: 

In this workshop, Brian Basor, co-owner and manager of Fern Hill Nursery and Botanical Sanctuary, will dive deep into the topic of soil fertility and plant nutrition in gardening as a method of achieving optimal human nutrition.  Students will learn about how soil provides nutrition to plants and how the roots utilize it.  We will explore how to assess the nutrient status of the soil, how to compare fertilizer products, and practical ways to amend the soil.  We'll also cover how to recognize and correct common nutrient deficiencies and pH problems with acidic and alkaline conditions.

The cost for the workshop is $40 per person, $75 per couple.

Pre-registration is required, with a $25 deposit.  Please contact Devon at 541-942-3118 or

Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing, a water bottle, and a lunch.