Soil Health

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Want to grow more flavorful tomatoes? Want to produce more colorful blooms? Healthy plants need healthy soil to do their best. Join Kirsten Conrad, Extension Agent for Arlington County and City of Alexandria, for the basics of how you can improve your soil ‘health’, improve water retention, increase your garden’s ability to fight off diseases, and reduce your need for fertilizers and pesticides. Bring your questions about what a ‘living’ soil does, soil test interpretation, the use of compost, and the importance of good soil drainage, for a session on best practices that are part of a holistic approach to garden health.

Zoom session, recorded August 13 2021

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Chapter Breaks

Additional Resources

Food Waste Collection

Soil Rebuilding

Virginia Tech Soil Testing Notes