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Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants

Schedule and Location

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to noon (SOLD OUT)
Cudahy Room, Administration Building

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

Two hands cup rich, dark soilGet the dirt on garden soil. Beautiful and productive gardens are built on a foundation of good soil. Achieve better results in your garden by treating your soil right. In this class, you’ll find answers to essential soil questions:
What does good soil look like?

  • What are common issues Midwest gardeners face, and what are the solutions?
  • What are signs my soil needs help?
  • How do I determine what my soil needs?
  • How do I keep my soil fertile year after year?

Go home armed with an understanding of soil. Learn practical strategies to maximize your garden by starting from the ground up.

Instructor Michael Curry has a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science, specializing in Environmental Studies. He is a Registered Landscape Architect and Green Roof Professional with 20 years of commercial and residential design/build, nursery production, and soils experience. In addition, over 15 years consulting on growth media for, landscape soils and amendments, engineered soils for bioswales and rain gardens, structural soils for tree pits, nursery production, green roofs, and green walls. He is an active speaker and educator including Adjunct Instructor of Sustainable Landscapes, and Green Roof Design & Construction classes at the College of DuPage.

Instructor: Michael J. Curry, BS, PLA, ASLA, GRP, owner, GreenSite, Inc.
Notes: Held indoors.  Limit 20

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Course Details

This class is sold out.
Please contact the registrar at 630-719-2468 if you have any questions.
(Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)