Interpreting Soil Samples Workshop for Urban Farmers

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Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub

221-181 Keefer Place

Vancouver, BC V6B 6L4

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Join Dr. Art Bomke for the Vancouver Urban Farming Society's third "Better Urban Farming Practices" workshop. Goals of the session will be to give the the participants a better understanding of their soils and crop nutrient requirements, to empower them to interpret future soil test results and to introduce the fun and effectiveness of collaborative learning. The session will be run as a workshop centred on the soil test reports from various urban farms and the experience of the farmers providing background as well as future cropping intentions. Some soil management options will likely arise from the discussions.

Dr. Art Bomke is a Professor Emeritus at UBC's Faculty of Land and Food Systems. Art was raised on a small farm in Illinois and has an academic background in soil and crop management. His career in UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems (formerly Agricultural Sciences) included teaching, research and community outreach, with emphasis on soil science, agroecology and food systems. Recycling and reusing organic waste materials has been a central focus since Art began work at UBC in the 1970s.
Current activities as a Professor Emeritus include advising undergraduate and graduate students and supporting local, small scale and new farmers.

Art has been car-free for nearly 24 years, is a car co-op member and an avid cyclist. Since retirement he has been attempting to improve his home garden and ability prepare the food produced therein. He and Carol have lived in the Riley Park/Little Mountain area of Vancouver for 40 years and are grateful to be members of an interesting and vibrant urban community.

**Dinner will be provided**Bring any soil sample test results you have to the workshop**

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Coast Capital Savings Innovation Hub

221-181 Keefer Place

Vancouver, BC V6B 6L4

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