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Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants Workshop

  • Oak Park Main Library 834 Lake Street Oak Park, IL, 60301 United States (map)

Healthy soil is dark, well-drained and loose. Once you’ve established your perfect garden, it is important that you maintain the health of your garden’s soil. The Natural Resource Conservation Service defines soil health as a soil’s capacity to function as an ecosystem that supports plants, animals, and humans. Indicators of healthy soil include loose granular structure, well-drained but moist soil, and a relatively dark soil color (influenced by organic matter).

Managing for soil health is one key step toward having a successful garden this summer. Avoiding compaction, covering with dense leaf mulch, applying organic matter, adding biochar, and keeping the soil covered are simple tips that will reap great rewards.

Earlier Event: May 5
Spring Festival
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The 'Big Sit' Birdwatching