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Island County Master Gardener Foundation Monthly Membership Meeting

January 25 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm


Managing Soil Functions for Productive, Healthy Environments

Dr. Doug Collins will discuss the importance of soils and how soil organisms encourage healthy soils. He will also discuss the effects of soil amendments and other management practices on soils. Doug Collins is an Extension Professor and Soil Scientist with WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources. Doug has a Ph.D. in soil science from Washington State University and an M.S. in Plant Pathology from Montana State University. He focuses on managing and monitoring soil fertility on diverse organic vegetable farms, composting systems, and evaluating soil quality in different vegetable cropping systems – including organic reduced tillage. Doug is also interested in soil variability across landscapes and biological indicators of soil quality. He has also consulted on composting, organic waste management, and soil health in the Dominican Republic and Colombia and currently serves on the Board of Washington Organics Recycling Council and the WSDA Organic Program. The Island County Master Gardener Foundation Membership Meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month and are free and open to the public.

6:00 pm      Social Time

6:30 pm      Business Meeting

7:00 pm      Continuing Education Presentation

Meetings in January and February are on Zoom. Register at the ICMGF Website. WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Loren Imes at 406 N Main Street, Coupeville WA, (360) 639-6059 or loren.imes@wsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.


January 25
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Loren Imes
loren.imes (at) wsu.edu

Pacific Rim Institute

180 Parker Road, Coupeville, WA 98239, USA
Coupeville, Washington 98239 United States
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