Soil health has become a popular topic in agriculture lately. But what does this really mean? What does this entail? This discussion is an overview of what is going on beneath our feet and how this creates healthy soil, plants and people. We will discuss some fundamental soil health issues as well as composting, soil biology, and mulching. We will end the chat by demonstrating a lasagna garden, which is a really simple (and cheap!) way to create new beds on your property without disturbing the soil.
About the Hampden Hampshire Conservation District (HHCD):
The Hampden Hampshire Conservation District works with landowners and communities in Hampden and Hampshire Counties in the conservation and management of natural resources; farmland, woodland, wildlife management and farmland preservation.
Diana Laurenitis has been working in the agricultural field for 18 years. She is currently employed by the HHCD doing farmer outreach and community education on agricultural issues.
Please bring a blanket or lawn chair as this program will be held on the Front Lawn of Storrs Library. This program is weather-dependent, and the rain date is May 10.
Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Masks and social distancing are required.