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Published on January 16, 2018 10:32AM

Healthy soil will be on the agenda on Thursday, Jan. 25, when the Lincoln County Master Gardener Association kicks off its 2018 Gardener’s Roundtable Series in Newport.

The session will be led by Harry MacCormack, co-founder and first executive director of Oregon Tilth and president of Ten River Food Web. MacCormack has seen first-hand the benefits of soil amendments in his 46 years as an organic vegetable and fruit farmer.

Soil amendments help build and sustain biologically active soils that result in healthier and more efficient food production. This session will cover types of compost, compost teas, essential minerals, balancing nitrogen inputs, and testing to determine soil improvement levels.

Guests will also have the opportunity to place orders for the Ten Rivers soil amendments sale.

The roundtable will run from 10 am to noon at Samaritan Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th Street, Newport.

Admission is free but guests are asked to RSVP by calling 541-574-6534, ext. 57410 or going to orcoastmga.org/roundtable. Donations to offset facility fees are welcome.

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