The Dirt on Soil - First Friday Lecture

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The Dirt on Soil - First Friday Lecture

Time: March 2, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: State Theater
Street: 985 Lincoln Way
City/Town: Auburn
Website or Map: http://www.placernaturecenter…
Phone: (530) 878-6053 ext. 608
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Placer Nature Center
Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2012

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There is a lot of activity going on under our feet. What is soil? It is the underlying foundation of our houses, factories, and motorways as well as a filter for human, industrial and animal wastes. Still, to most people, soil is the natural medium in which plants grow. Since early in the 19th century, however, researchers have recognized that soil is more than just a medium; rather it is an active, ever-changing body which provides the elements essential for plant growth. Healthy soil harbors a diverse community of living organisms, both animals and plant. Toby O’Geen, UC Davis Soil Resource Specialist, will share insights on soil-landscape relationships, hydropedology, and the micro-organisms beneath our feet. Come get the dirt on soil!

All ticket holders get a chance to win a gallon of worm tea!

Takes place rain or shine!
Placer Nature Center Members, Students & Roseville residents (with ID) $9/person, General Admission $12.
Season Pass and bulk ticket discounts available!

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