Event Name: Soil Management: Creating Healthy Gardens
Event Date(s): Saturday, 6/12/2021, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1 hour, 30 minutes
Instructor: Reed Pugh

Soil is quite literally the foundation from which your plants grow. During this workshop we will look at a soil test to understand the important factors to consider in managing the health of your soil: pH, % Organic Matter, Macro/Micro Nutrients, Cation Exchange and Lead. We will also look at some soils at Tower Hill and work with a variety of organic amendments, organic matter and mulch and discuss how we can manipulate soil to the benefit of your plants.

It is suggested that you take the Online Webinar on Soil Testing (May 5th) or view the On-Demand recording prior to the workshop to gain a greater understanding of the topics to be discussed.

Reed's first career was in Advertising in NYC, but after moving to San Francisco 25 years ago, he made a life-altering change and went back to school for Ornamental Horticulture. Over the years in San Francisco and Boston he has worked in multiple nurseries, had his own design, installation and maintenance businesses on both coasts, managed a 30 acre historic private estate in Brookline, and managed one of the top fine-gardening companies in New England. Reed has been a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist(MCH).

$30 Member Adult; $40 Adult (Registration includes admission to the Garden)
Additional Program Information

Please wear the appropriate attire for walking around the garden.
Please note, there is currently construction happening at Tower Hill, which may result in altered or obstructed walkways, parking lots, or parking spaces, in addition to some noise.

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Sat Jun 12 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Sat, Jun 12, 2021


Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505


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