The class learned all about what soil is exactly (it's not the same as dirt) and its various components. They brought in samples of soil from their own yards and tested them for pH level, nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. Then they went outside and made compost at the urban farm!
Up next -- February 10: Water: Slow it, Sink it, Spread it, Save it
Whether El Nino or drought, learning how to capture and use water can transform your garden.
Participants will be able to: identify the most relevant water capture system(s) for their property (may include swales, dams, earthworks, ponds, greywater); use an A-frame to identify contour lines (for swales), and know how to implement the best system for their circumstances.Cost: $40.Pre-register:
Photos by Alison Clary
The Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center's Board of Directors is excited to use our blog, "Ranch Posts," to keep members and the public informed of the latest activities at the ranch. We invite you to comment, ask questions, or muse on the heritage center, both its historical past and its thriving present.