Tualatin SWCD provides many opportunities to learn more about the soil beneath your feet! Whether you are a farmer, a teacher, or a home gardener, keep an eye on this page for recent opportunities.
Interested in Soil School?
Each year, Tualatin SWCD partners with West Multnomah SWCD and others to co-host Soil School, a day long workshop on soil related topics for small acreage farmers and urban gardeners. Learn more at www.swcd.net/soil-school/
Soil Health Workshops for School and Community Gardens
October 15, 2016 9am-2pm, Swallowtail Farm in Hillsboro
Register by Tuesday, October 11 at 3pm for a free lunch. Workshop registration closes Friday, October 14 at 12 pm.
Soil is more than sand, silt and clay – it is a living ecosystem! Proper soil health care is natural insurance for school gardens against drought, pests and weeds. Soil health plays a key role in protecting our environment. Teaching soil health meets NGSS standards, gets kids outside, and prepares future conservationists!
Join us for a free half day workshop on October 15 to learn the basics of soil health, how to protect it in the school garden, and how to teach it in the classroom! Get hands on with activity demonstrations. Gain access to our NGSS aligned curriculum resources. Take home a copy of Building Better Soils.
Registration closes Tuesday October 11 at 3pm.
Soil Health Workshops for Farms Big and Small
This series of local soil health workshops for farmers will resume in 2017. Thank-you for your patience.
Did you know that just one inch of good quality topsoil takes 500 years to produce?
Farmers and growers, join us for this free class on how to build and protect the health of our most valuable resource – the soil beneath our feet.
Focus on Larger Farms, Conventional Systems, and Perennial Crops
Focus on Small Farms, Organic Operations and Annual Crops
These annual workshops are free, but registration is required.
Thanks to our sponsors, each participant will receive a copy of Building Soils for Better Crops. Lunch is provided.