Monday, October 5, 2009

Roots Down New Bedford - October 6th - Improving Your Soil

Our free Roots Down - New Bedford program continues this month on Tuesday October 6th at 4PM at the Lawler Branch Library - 745 Rockdale Ave. in New Bedford. The topic for this month's discussion will be: Improving Your Soils - Fall Soil Amendments for Organic Gardens.

The fall is one of the best time to apply rock minerals (hi-cal lime, soft rock phosphate, etc.) because the ensuing winter provides time for the minerals to be incorporated into the soil and made more available for the coming growing season. We'll discuss some of the various mineral amendments available through the NOFA Bulk Order, review soil tests if you have questions about them, and more.

This year, NOFA-Mass is offering it's first ever Fall Bulk Order - Oct 14th deadline. This is a terrific way to track down some hard to find minerals and soil amendments.

Looking for info on how to deal with Late Blight this fall - see this important info from UMass extension.

about Roots Down - New Bedford*

what: A Free Monthly Series Focusing on Sustainable Gardening Techniques

why: To help new and experienced gardeners gain a deeper understanding of methods used in healthy food production.

To help build local food security for our community.

*Roots Down - New Bedford is part of the Safe Soils for Healthy Food Project presented by Brix Bounty Farm and the Rotch-Jones-Duff House&Garden Museum and is made possible by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts - SEEAL Fund.

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