March 27, 2018

1–4 pm

Audience: Staff, Volunteers

Location: Marin Headlands

Event Type: Class/Workshop, Park Academy

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In the second class in the soil series, join the very knowledgeable Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) for a hands-on class to discover how the chemical reactions of soil clean our air, clean our water, and make nutrients available to plants. You'll understand chemistry like never before!

You've undoubtedly heard of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. But what about the Clean Soils Act...? Why not? Soil is the largest chemical reactor on the planet. Happening beneath our feet are fascinating chemical reactions responsible for immobilizing, filtering, purifying, detoxifying, and recycling. This class will cover: basic nutrient requirements for native plants, how to diagnose nutrient deficiencies and abiotic disorders, how to perform nutrient analysis and to read lab results, and how to calculate fertilizer rates.

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Please note: Park Academy classes are meant as a special perk for volunteers, members, and employees. If you do not work for the Golden Gate National Parks, are not a member, or have not volunteered with us in the past year, a donation is encouraged. Volunteer or become a member today!

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