DIG - Get the Dirt on Desert Soils
A healthy garden begins with healthy soil. Learn how to work with our unique desert soil to grow vegetables, herbs, fruit trees and more! We will cover soil chemistry in a fun, easy way everyone can understand and learn about what soil supplements you need and where you just wasting money! Join us as we explore the world under your feet.
1. Identify the basic types of soil common in the Valley
2. Comprehend the importance of organic matter
3. Understand how to select the correct soil supplements to respond to soil needs.
Instructor: Master Gardener, Liz Lonetti
- Liz always had an interest in edible plants, and with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, she incorporates edibles into her own garden designs. Liz is passionately transfers this knowledge to students. She is a certified Permaculture Designer, Maricopa County Master Gardener and a graduate of the Desert Landscape School at the Desert Botanical Garden. Liz loves to bring her practical knowledge to garden programs. She enjoys sharing her experiences on chickens, composting, raised beds, container gardening, aquaponics, and urban fruit orchards. She is an award-winning artist, writer, culinary ninja and board member of the Arizona Herb Association and Maricopa County Master Gardener program.