A vibrant garden starts with beautiful, healthy soil. Join Garden Director Richard Hayden as he explains what it takes to create and maintain healthy soils. Topics will include soil testing, soil structure and compaction, the importance of microorganisms, how to deal with clay soils, mulching, and composting methods and applications. His experience in adapting NHM’s Nature Gardens from concrete parking lot to a vibrant habitat garden, orchard and urban farm will inform this practical talk.
Richard Hayden has enjoyed a 25-year career as a landscape designer and horticulturist. He is a former president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and has studied soil science with Dr. Elaine Ingham’s Soil Food Web and the Rodale Institute Organic Gardening.
$20 Member (use Promotion Code IRIS) / $30 Non-member
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. There may be a limited number of seats available on the day of the class. First come, first get.