Come join us in the second part of the 2-part series on “Getting to Know Your Soil”.
In Part 2, we will briefly review part 1, then dive deeper into the living organisms in your garden including the microbes. We will explore how these creatures, plants and sunlight interact. We will discuss some of the basic chemical processes in photosynthesis and in nutrient cycling. Along the way, you will learn the best practices for growing a healthy ecosystem in your own backyard.
Nancy Kruberg is both a Master Composter and Master Gardener. She has researched and studied living soils as part of the Master Gardeners’ Soil Specialists group and with Dr. Elaine Ingham. She enjoys growing edibles and caring for animals as well as sharing her knowledge and passion for growing healthy plants and working with nature.
Nick Landolfi is a Research Immunologist who became a Master Gardener upon his retirement. He enjoys maintaining his vegetable beds, fruit trees, a Japanese garden and koi pond. He is currently a Soil Specialist and Chair, New Member Education for the Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco counties.