Examining soil types

Examining soil types

Healthy Soil
Image by Alex Sartori

Healthy Soil

Gathering soil
Image by Cornell University

Gathering soil

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The Amazing World of Soil

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come and join us for ‘The Amazing World of Soil’ event at the Rochester Museum and Science Center to learn about the importance of the soil and its health.

A simple definition of soil health is ‘its capacity to function’. A healthy soil allows for a good water infiltration and retention, nutrient circulation and the root to support to growing plants. At this demonstration, the an array of soil samples from rock-hard clay, fluid sands to delicious compost will be presented and the microscopic observation set up for the audience of all ages. The participant will learn about the latest research of ‘no-till’ farming practices and how they can apply it to their own gardens. 

The event is scheduled every first Saturday of the month April – June, 11am – 2pm.    

Fee

Free

Contact

Jarmila Haseler
Agricultural Educator
jh954@cornell.edu
(585) 753-2565

Location

Rochester Museum and Science Center
Eisenhart Auditorium
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607