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Workshop - Simple Diagnosing and Improving of Your Garden Soil

  • Sat, October 18, 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Chula Vista
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • San Diego Horticultural Society Workshop

Simple Diagnosing and Improving of Your Garden Soil

Here is a chance to learn how to analyze and improve your home soil by simple sight, feel, and some inexpensive garden soil test kits.  Bring your own soil to the workshop (about 2 quarts) and find out the soil’s texture, organic matter content, it’s pH and basic nutrient content, and how to amend your soil for better plant growth. 

Taught by SDHS board member Bill Homyak, retired professor of the Landscape and Nursery Technology Program at Southwestern College.  Bill has taught the class of “Soils” at Southwestern College for over 30 years.


To be held rain or shine.


Bring the following:

  • Wear old clothes and prepare to get a little dirty.
  • Soil sample - approx. 2 quarts.
  • An empty glass jar and lid (jelly jar is fine)
  • Garden gloves
  • Old towel to clean off your hands
  • Drinking Water
  • Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED

By registering for this workshop I understand that I will attend this workshop at my own risk.  Host gardens, workshop instructors, and the San Diego Horticultural Society assume no liability whatsoever. 

Questions about this workshop, or wish to be added to a WAIT LIST if the workshop is full? Click HERE to send an email to Susi Torre-Bueno.

Need to cancel your reservation? - Click HERE to send an email to Susi Torre-Bueno.

Registration will close two days before the event.  

If you must cancel, be considerate and allow enough time to let another member register and attend.

Our Mission To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

Our Vision To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.


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