Thursday, October 5, 2023

The Importance of Soil

    The Natural Gardener nursery (TNG) often provides educational classes on Saturday mornings. On September 30, 2023, the Education Director of Zilker Botanical Garden, Matthew Gaston, gave a comprehensive presentation on "The Importance of Soil" at TNG. The lecture included in-depth details of the physical, chemical, and biological components of soil. Included were insights and recommendations to enhance soil for improved plant growth. From my seat at the lecture, I took pictures of his The Importance of Soil Lecture presentation material. Although the pictures are crude due to lack of resolution, some are rather informative. Also, I found material by Mr. Gaston on how to be a "net-zero-hero". If you have an opportunity to attend a class or presentation by Matthew Gaston, I highly recommend it!

- Glenn Starnes; an RWCEG caretaker