“Get the Dirt on your Soil!” – Soil Education Program Series

Healthy lawns and gardens start with healthy soil. Join us to learn more about your soil and how to keep it healthy.

March 4 (6:00 – 8:00pm)

Start with Healthy Soil: Don’t treat your soil like dirt! An attractive and productive yard and garden starts with getting to know your soil. This program will teach you the basics about your soil, so you can start building a healthy foundation from the ground up. Presented by Becky Laboy, Education Outreach Specialist, Ocean County Soil Conservation District

Get the Lay of Your Land: Learn more about the soil under your feet at home. We will walk you through the Web Soil Survey to map your yard or garden’s soil. Presented by Dr. Steve Yergeau, County Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean and Atlantic Counties

April 16 (6:00pm – 8:00pm)

Digging Deeper: What’s Your Soil Telling You?: Get the scoop on your soil by taking a soil test! Come find out the importance of testing your soil, how to conduct a soil test, and how to interpret the results to keep your lawn and garden healthy and happy. Presented by Dr. Stephanie Murphy, Director of the Rutgers Soil Testing Laboratory

May 14 (6:00pm – 8:00pm)

Root Out Soil Compaction: Soil compaction is a major problem impating your yard and garden. Come learn about what causes compaction, how it affects soil health, and how to correct soil compaction in the home landscape. Presented by Dr. Steve Yergeau, County Agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean & Atlantic Counties

Location: Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County, 1623 Whitesville Road, Toms River, NJ 08755. Please register: 732-505-3671 or tbecker@co.ocean.nj.us  Non-refundable program fee of $10 each day. Cash or check made payable to O.C.B.A.

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Ocean County Soil Conservation District
714 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ 08731
(609) 971-7002