Saturday, March 19, 2011

Soil Sampling in Wichita: This Sounds So Interesting!!

  The Hobbit's Garden at the Wichita Garden Show
 Photo Taken From The Demo Garden Blog

Wondering how good your soil is for gardening this year?  Chris and I have never had ours tested, and really don't know much about soil, so I am totally excited about the next Wichita Organic Garden Club meeting. 

Next Tuesday, Rebecca McMahon, Sedgwick County Extension Agent for Horticulture, will be discussing soils.  She is asking each person to bring one cup of garden soil to the lecture in a clear glass quart-sized jar with a tight fitting lid.  She will lead a hands-on evaluation of your soil sample.  You may be amazed at what you learn about your soil with some very simple techniques.

Rebecca is someone I highly respect, with a ton of knowledge about gardening and growing techniques.  She designed the "Hobbit" Garden for this year's Wichita Garden Show and worked with the Master Gardeners to make it a reality, resulting in two major awards.

The meeting will be at Botanica on March 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  As always, admission to Botanica is free for meeting attendees, and monthly meetings are open to the public.

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