Somerville Garden Club

Soil Composition 101 – Somerville Growing Center

The Somerville Growing Center is hosting an evening workshop on soil restoration, presented by the Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter.

Restoring Health to Compromised Soils: Soil Composition 101

Thursday, June 23
Somerville Growing Center,
22 Vinal Ave, Somerville, MA

Soil health plays a critical role in both the quality and quantity of the food we produce. Unfortunately, many of us are faced with the reality of toxins in our soil, which limit our soil’s health and expose gardeners and consumers to risk. In this workshop, participants will learn about the possible contaminants gardeners face (from lead to residual herbicides and pesticides) and how to accurately test soil to assess potential risks. $25 NOFA members/$30 Non-members (suggested donation).

About the instructor: Derek Christianson is a farmer and community educator at Brix Bounty Farm in Dartmouth, MA (

To register for the workshop or for more information visit or contact Laura Eppstein at (617) 913-0538, or by email at

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