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February 2018

9th Annual Soil Health Symposium – Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Come Learn Soil Health Principles To Enhance Your Crop & Livestock Production From: *David Montgomery - University of Washington *Olga Walsh - University of Idaho *Shaun Nield - Idaho NRCS *Joel Packman - University of Idaho *Local Producer Discussion Panels!

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February Dinner and a Movie

February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February Dinner and a Movie! We are excited to bring you WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE. (click title to watch the trailer) This film was just released in the Fall of 2017 and aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what…

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March 2018

Soil Testing Classes At Franz Witte

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Franz Witte, 9770 W State St
Boise, Idaho 83714 United States
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  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…

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Soil Testing at Edwards Greenhouse

March 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Edwards Greenhouse, 4106 Sand Creek St
Boise, ID 83703
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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…

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Soil Testing at North End Organic Nursery

March 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
North End Organic Nursery, 3777 W Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID 83714 United States
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Unlocking Your Garden:  Keys to Creating and Balancing Soil Health The first question we ask when someone comes in with a plant issue is, “What’s the soil like?” Lindsay will discuss the complex make up of healthy garden soil, and show you how to build, maintain, and support your soil to create naturally abundant pest and weed resistant gardens and landscapes.  Learn how to permanently CHANGE your soil without constantly chasing pH  and adding inputs.

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April 2018

David Montgomery Speaking at BSU in Jordan Ballroom

April 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boise State University Student Union, 1700 W University Dr
Boise, Idaho 83725
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David R. Montgomery is a Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he is a member of the Quaternary Research Center.  Dr. Montgomery is the author of several books and Treasure Valley Food Coalition has invited Dr Montgomery to speak about his most recent work: "Growing A Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life", which was released in May 2017. Following the presentation Dr. Mongomery will be available for a book signing. Sponsored by the Ada Soil…

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Opening Day at The Boise Farmers Market

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Boise Farmers Market, 10th and Grove
Boise, ID United States
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Opening Day at Capital City Public Market

April 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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The Fourth Annual Henberg Environmental Lecture

April 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Langroise Auditorium, 2112 Cleveland Blvd
Caldwell, ID 83605 United States
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Earthquakes along the Mississippi?!?: The Surprising Environmental History of the American Heartland . . . and What it May Hold for Our Future Professor Conevery Bolton Valencius Department of History, Boston College “Professor Valencius teaches and writes about American environments and American science and medicine.  Her classes include “Leeches to Lasers,” a survey of U.S. health and medicine, and “This Land is Your Land,” which introduces U.S. environmental history.  She is currently working on a book about earthquakes and contemporary…

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Soil Dig at Fiddlers Green Farm

April 21, 2018
Fiddlers Green Farm

SOIL DIG at Fiddlers Greens Farm in Dry Creek (Hidden Springs) led by Paul McDaniel Professor, Dept. of Soil and Water Systems at the University of Idaho, with Shawn Nield, the NRCS State Soil Scientist.                                 Further details regarding start time, duration, and lunch will be forthcoming.  Group transportation encouraged, parking will be a problem Sponsored by the Ada Soil and Water Conservation District.

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