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Soil School 2014

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  • Workshops
  • Training Opportunity
When Apr 05, 2014
from 08:00 am to 02:00 pm
Where Portland, Oregon
Contact Name
Contact Phone 503-238-4775 ext.105
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Got Dirt?  Then register now for Soil School 2014!  It will be a day packed full of information for small farmers, landscapers, gardeners, grounds managers and anyone else who wants to improve the health of their soil. 

Why is soil important?  The health of your soil determines the health of everything that grows in it—the food you eat, the products you sell…and the natural world that is sustained by it.

When:  Saturday, April 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Where:  Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland

Cost:  $30 per person or $50 for two people (Lunch is provided)

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Attendees will learn about soil structure, texture and composition and get a chance to examine and interpret a sample of their own soil through a microscope with assistance from a soil scientist.  Participants will also have the opportunity to get their hands dirty as they learn how to use a probe to sample soil outside and view native plantings in their natural habitats.

Speakers/panelists to date include:

●  Dr. Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware entomologist and author of “Bringing Nature Home”

●  Dr. Scott Burns, Portland State University Geology Professor

●  James Cassidy, (aka Dr. Soil), soil instructor at Oregon State University

●  Weston Miller, OSU Extension Community & Urban Horticulturalist

●  Cory Owens, Soil Scientist, NRCS


Soil School 2014 is sponsored by East and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Tilth, and OSU Small Farms Program.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided and door prizes will be awarded!  For more information, please call WMSWCD Rural Conservationist Scott Gall at 503/238-4775, ext. 105 or email at  All attendees are invited to a Soil Social with Drs. Tallamy and Burns following the workshop.

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