Plant-Soil Relationships (core)


Instructor: Henry Hughes, Director of Education, Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Saturday, February 3 | 9-4:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $85|Non-members $95

Explore the physical, chemical, and biological properties of natural soils and the characteristics of the native plant communities growing in them. Plant growth reciprocally modifies soil properties. This class will explore the ways that natural soils and native plants together form unique systems with interdependent living and non-living characteristics. Methods for amending compromised soils to improve plant growth, and the technique for obtaining a soil sample for testing will be demonstrated. This class will include some field work.

Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) given if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) A $15 processing fee will be charged for class transfers at any time. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation; if we cancel a class as such, we will issue a full refund. Please be aware that we strive to hold classes regardless of weather, so plan accordingly. In the unlikely event a class has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to notify you, and a refund (minus a $15 processing fee) will be issued.