Soil Management for Soil Health

April 8, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Quadra Island Community Centre
970 West Rd
Quathiaski Cove
FREE for Members. Guests $5
Quadra Island Garden Club

With Raelani Kesler from the Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Lab at UBC

On April 8th, join us for an interactive session about soil health in your garden. Learn about tools to identify your soils, how to use soil type to inform management, maintaining soil fertility, and overwinter soil care. Information shared from recent soil health research conducted on BC organic farms. Session will focus on management for annual growing (vegetables and flowers). Bring your questions for discussion.

Optional jar test activity: see instructions for an activity to identify your soil type before the session. Results will be interpreted during the session.  

Bio: Raelani is a Research Coordinator with UBC’s Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes Lab and an Instructor in UBC’s Applied Biology program. She holds a M.Sc. of Soil Science and a B.Sc. of Environmental Science. Her current work focuses on identifying agricultural management practices that improve soil health and help farmers adapt to climate change. She has worked collaboratively with BC farmers on a variety of research projects studying fertility management on organic vegetable farms, overwinter cover strategies, summer and winter cover crops, and organic vegetable variety suitability for Vancouver Island.

Everyone welcome!  Come early to buy a membership, chat with fellow gardeners, and enjoy some coffee and dessert.  Doors open at 6:30. Members FREE, Guests $5.00.


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Meeting ID: 848 5419 3828
Passcode: 577704

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