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Soil Testing: Techniques and Understanding Results

April 28, 2018 Soil Testing: Techniques and Understanding Results

Event Overview
Soil Testing
Location
Shiloh Farm
Corner: Homewood Ave & Thomas Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Date & Time
Saturday, April 28
1pm - 2:30pm

Cost
Grow Pittsburg or PASA Member - Free
*PASA Members should email Denele Hughson for a discount code before registering. 
Non-Members $10
Event Description
Healthy soils support health crops and healthy crops support healthy people. Knowing what a healthy soil looks like can be a challenge and understanding how to address contaminated soils can be confusing. 

This workshop will cover what soil is, how to test your soil, and how to amend it to improve the productivity of your crops. We will discuss practical strategies for working with urban soils and mitigating the risk of contamination. There will be plenty of time to discuss individual soil tests and resources available to help improve your soils while staying safe this season.
Speaker Information
Dan Dalton, PASA: 
Dan is responsible for educational programming, member outreach, and research coordination in western Pennsylvania for PASA. Dan holds a master’s degree in international development from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in development planning and environmental sustainability, which he focused on agriculture and rural development. 

He has worked as an agronomist, advising farmers on how to manage their soils more sustainably, as a vegetable grower, and as an educator teaching agroecology.
FAQ
Do you allow walk-ins?
Limited space is available for this event. Please contact Dan Dalton to see if space for walk-ins is available.
Is there financial aid for this event?
Sorry, there is no scholarship for this specific event.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
This event is outside, please dress accordingly. 
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Dan Dalton at (814) 349-956 x17 or dan@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
Registrant Information



Use the 5-digit Zip Code that you last gave PASA
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