Want to improve your garden's soil? Cover Crops can perform many different functions, from preventing soil erosion, attracting beneficial insects, adding organic matter and nitrogen, improving soil structure and tilth, increasing air, water, and nutrient availability, and even helping to break up compacted soils. Master Gardener Elizabeth Evans will discuss why you'll want to grow cover crops, the various types of cover crops, when to plant them, and when to cut and compost or till them under. After the talk, we'll have a hands-on demonstration on planting Summer cover crops and cutting them down.
Participants should wear closed-toed shoes, layered clothing and a hat, as the class is held outdoors in our Pavilion. A refillable water bottle, notebook and writing implements are recommended. Please allow 15 minutes to walk from the parking on Chynoweth.
Saturday 17 August 2019, 10:30 AM to noon
Martial Cottle Park Teaching Pavilion
5283 Snell Avenue
San Jose, CA 95136
Free. Free parking on Chynoweth Avenue at Vauxhall Circle.
Visit the sponsor for this event http://mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu/demonstration-gardens/martial-cottle-park/?calitem=457104 for more information or to register. Click through to the sponsor for instructions. This event and its sponsor are not affiliated with Green Making http://www.greenmaking.com/index.php. This announcement is a courtesy for our members.