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Future-Proof Your Vegetable Garden: Improve Soil Health for Drought Resiliency
UCSC Hay Barn
Santa Cruz, CA
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Sunday Nov 03, 2019 9:30 AM - Sunday Nov 03, 2019 12:00 PM | Free


Future-Proof Your Vegetable Garden: Improve Soil Health for Drought Resiliency
"We owe our existence to a 6-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains."

Healthy soil is the foundation of a productive, thriving garden. Fall is the perfect time to improve soil fertility for next year's harvest using thoughtful soil management to improve drought resiliency, reduce weed pressure and sequester carbon.

UC Master Gardener Delise Weir will discuss how to improve soil health in your vegetable beds through a deep dive on cover crops: why they are important, which to use for your particular needs and how to deal with them once they're grown. Learn basic low-till gardening techniques that provide optimal conditions for enhancing and sustaining biotic life in the soil, making essential nutrients more biologically available to plants. The class will conclude with a walk to view the Farm No-Till research plots. Attendees will leave with some cover crop seed to plant at home as supplies last.

Online registration is free for all. Please reserve your seat; space is limited.

Click here if you're interested in finding out about how to join the Friends of the Farm & Garden.

If you prefer to pre-register by mail please notify:

Vanessa Ackermann
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
attn: Seed saving workshop

Please include your contact information (phone and email), how you heard about this workshop. and the city you live in with your check.

For directions to the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn on the UC Santa Cruz campus, please see the CASFS website.

Click here to see additional food system & gardening events sponsored by the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden and the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems.


UCSC Hay Barn (View)
94 Ranch View Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
United States


Education > Classes
Other > Green

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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