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Your Soil—It’s all about Geology! ~ Michael Machette

October 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


“Your soil—it’s all about geology”

Michael Machette’s presentation will discuss the local geology of the Quimper Peninsula and its effect on the soils in your garden.  All of the soils in this region are young (less than 15,000 yrs), but they can be some of the most productive in the state.

Michael is a Quaternary geologist (one who deals with the past 2 million years of the earth’s history). His 35-year career was in the arid Southwest with the US Geological Survey in Denver, but he moved to Port Townsend in 2008 to retire near the water in a cooler low-land climate.  Michael is an expert and consultant on earthquake hazards as well as a principle advisor to the Quimper Geological Society (, which has more than 800 local members. He has a small garden that feeds a couple of neighborhood deer and rabbits.

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October 8, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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