Ever wish you had X-Ray glasses and could see what lies below the ground surface?

Do you own a woodlot and want to have a better understanding of the relationship between soil, vegetation and the surrounding environment?  Have ever wondered why things grow where they do?   Do you enjoy landscaping or gardening or just want to know more about soils and soil properties?  This program will explore these topics.

Join soil scientist Joe Homer from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service on Friday, May 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for a presentation to discover the origin and properties of our northern NH soils, soil landscape relationships, how soils influence vegetation and how to easily access soils information for your property.  

As a follow up to the indoor presentation, on Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, we’ll head into the field with shovel in hand to observe a variety of soil profiles, get our hands dirty and investigate the soils that lay below the surface of the Tin Mt Conservation Center’s grounds.  Additionally, USDA-NRCS Carroll County district conservationist, Nels Liljedahl and soil conservationist, Debby Eddison will join Joe and Tin Mt experts to discuss how soils and their properties influence the surrounding environment.

This soil workshop is sponsored in part By LL Bean and NRCS. Tuition is $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for student/seniors. Questions or reservations please call 447-6991.