‘Dig into soil health’ at special free workshop

An upcoming workshop will give you advice on how to test and improve your soil. Called “Digging into Soil Health: What Tests Can Tell Us About Our Soil,” the event is set for 1–4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in Dayton, ahead of the annual conference of the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA).

Advance registration required

Attending the workshop is free and open to the public, but you have to register in advance. Learn more about the workshop and register (scroll down for online registration, or call 614-947-1606 to register).

Attending the entire main conference, meanwhile, which runs from Feb. 14–16, has varying registration fees. Find details about the conference and fees (online registration ends Jan. 28).

Bring soil test results

Leading the soil health workshop will be members of CFAES’ Soil Balancing Research Team, who say participants should bring their own soil test results with them to the workshop, where they’ll get help “interpreting what the numbers mean.”

At the end, the team says, workshop participants will “walk away with a better understanding of soils, soil testing, and soil health; be able to successfully navigate soil test reports; and learn concrete steps to improve soil health in their fields.”

CFAES is a Sustainer level sponsor of the conference. (Photo: Getty Images.)

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