Participants will learn more about soils in general, and their own soils in particular! We’ll go over how to collect and submit soil for a comprehensive soil lab test and how to make sense of the results. Plus, for those participants who bring a small amount of their own garden soil (no more than a pint is needed!) we’ll conduct a simple texture analysis (we call it mud pies for grown-ups) and use a calibrated pH meter to approximate your soil’s pH level. Then we’ll talk about how those two simple pieces of information can make all the difference in understanding, caring for, and feeding one of our most precious natural resources, our soil!