A Free "Soil Health in Your Garden" Workshop

Posted: May 2, 2022, 2:15 PM

A free "Soil Health in Your Garden" workshop will be offered Tuesday, May 10 at the Bossier Parish Libraries History Center in Bossier City, featuring soil scientist Rachel Stout-Evans who will present information to help gardeners understand and manage soil health to improve production.

Workshop topics include the composition of soil, how soils function, indicators of soil health, and ways to manage soil health. Stout-Evans is a resource soil scientist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Because food will be served, pre-registration is requested. To pre-register or for more information on the workshop, call or text (318) 237-8350 and provide contact information and the name of the workshop.

The History Center of the Bossier Parish Libraries is located at 2206 Beckett St., Bossier City. On-site registration/sign-in the day of the event will begin at the library with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. Presentations will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing reasonable accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Trailblazer RC&D at (318) 255-3554 or prior to the meeting or event.

This workshop will be conducted in accordance with Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines. If you are not feeling well or you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home.

Hosts for the workshop are Bossier Parish Library, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Trailblazer RC&D. Free registration is made possible by the support of Energy Transfer; Hunt Forest Products, LLC; Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters, LLC; and Weyerhaeuser.

Also, Allstate Land & Timber Co., Inc.; National Wild Turkey Federation; Burnham Construction; Canfor Southern Pine; Louisiana Forestry Association; Whitetails Unlimited, Lincoln Parish Chapter; Bossier Parish Police Jury; Bossier Parish Library; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Trailblazer RC&D.