UH Hilo: Secrets of the Soil [Series]

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Hawaii Community College Palamanui Campus Room B-125: Kailua-Kona, HI (map)


Saturday, April 23, 2016 (all day)


Secrets of the Soil Series (Part 1 and Part 2) - $60

Secrets of the Soil Part 1: Soil Biology Basics - $40

How is soil formed?  What organisms reside within it?  What are the different soil types on Hawaii island?  In this interactive session, we will explore the dynamics of the soil food web, the various properties of the soil, and the fundamentals of soil testing at the homestead and farm scale. 

Secrets of the Soil Part 2: How to Make High Quality Compost - $40

Ever wondered how to make compost that your plants will devour like dessert?  Join us in this hands-on session as we explore strategies for dramatically enhancing the life-giving properties of the soil.  Participants will gain experience constructing a biologically active compost pile.

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