Healthy Soils Grow Healthy Plants: A Hands-on Workshop


Saturday, 08/19/2023    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Fredonian Park and Nature Center
Fredonian St. (near Mill St.), Shirley, MA, 01464

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Presented by M.L. Altobelli

Fredonian Park and Nature Center, Fredonian St. (near Mill St.), Shirley, MA 01464

Saturday, August 19, 2023 10:30am to 12:30pm

In this hands-on (and hands-in!) workshop at Fredonian Park in Shirley, M.L. will demonstrate how to improve the health of your soil by apportioning and mixing the best ingredients before adding them to garden plots or raised beds. M.L. will share her soil restoration secrets, from soil testing, to nutrient-mixing, to cover crops and other site preparation tips for maintaining the nutrient density and biological integrity of living soil. Come prepared to mix and take home your own soil amendments, along with a wealth of knowledge.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Shirley Charitable Foundation.

About the presenter: For over 35 years, M.L. Altobelli has been exploring the world of soils and plants to create beautiful, healthy gardens. She is one of the founding members of the Ecological Landscaping Association, and owns and operates M.L.’s Greenery in Motion, a design, installation, and maintenance company that creates specialty gardens to provide color from March through November. She recently purchased the Agway in Gardner, now known as The Good Earth Farm and Garden Center.