Improving Desert Garden Soil

The class offered by the Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters costs $5, and is open to all ages unless otherwise noted. Registration is required.  

Amending desert garden soil is a continuous effort. Led by John Zarola of the Master Composters, the class will cover the basics of soil constituents, soil testing and the benefits of the soil food web. The value of finished compost will emphasized. Options for improving soil fertility and resiliency in the face of warm temperatures and low precipitation will be presented. Useful take-home information will allow participants to plan for and implement soil amending practices right away. Prior to the class a useful read, The Soul of the Soil by Grace Gershuny. Bring your masks.  $5 cash or check at the door is okay too.

To register go to:

See for more class offerings.

This is approved as Continuing Education for Master Gardeners.