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March 2016

Whole Soil Fertility Workshop @Living Web Farms – Mills River, NC

March 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mills River Educational Farm, 176 Kimzey Road
Mills River, NC 28759 United States
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Whole Soil Fertility Workshop A Living Soil Perspective Too often we're confused by the letters and numbers that have reduced the understanding of our living soil system into nutrient tests and fertilizer labels. Nevertheless, proper nutrients are essential for healthy plant growth, soil life, and living farm and garden systems. Whole soil fertility is a way of looking at the whole picture, starting with understanding the nutrient cycles of the whole living soil. Come out for an evening workshop at…

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April 2016
Free

Year Round Soil-Building Secrets

April 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98117
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$20

Advanced Soil Test Interpretation

April 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502
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Advanced Soil Science for Commercial Growers Saturday, April 24th 4-6pm (questions and consultation until 7pm) Instructor: Elizabeth Murphy   If you're in the business of farming, you'll have a soil test report. But what does it actually mean? How does it inform organic or sustainable management? And what are it's limitations? The living soil system is the foundation of farming, but a soil test report is only one piece of evaluating and managing its health. Growers, bring your test reports,…

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June 2016

SoilBuilding Secrets for Groundbreaking Gardens – Mother Earth News Fair (Albany)

June 4, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E.
Albany, OR 97322 United States
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September 2016
Free to members

Northwest Perennial Alliance: Cultivating Life Belowgroung

September 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main Street
Bellevue, Washington 98005 United States
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Title: Building Soil for Natural Gardens – Cultivating Life Belowground Natural gardens rely on the breathing, growing, eating, and beating of a healthy, living soil. Cultivating this vibrant ecosystem belowground relies not on doing more, but on doing less, understanding a few basic principles to guide how we grow. Join Elizabeth Murphy, author and soil scientist, in an exploration of the living soil food web to grow healthier plants and a greener planet. Learn how nurturing the living soil recycles…

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November 2016

The Carbon Connection: Climate Solutions for Every Garden

November 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seattle Tilth, 4649 Sunnyside Ave
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
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Soil is life, and life is carbon. The carbon and organic matter in soil plays an important role in capturing greenhouse gases, protecting water resources, and feeding a growing planet. How we treat soil on farms, in cities, and in our backyards is an important part of the solution to many of the global environmental dilemmas we face. To understand how the local affects the global, come learn about how the cycles of organic matter and the role of soil…

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February 2017

Northwest Flower & Garden Show

February 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101-2310 United States
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Come get the Down and Dirty with me at the 2017 Northwest Flower & Garden Show How do you grow more productive, greener, and healthier gardens and farms, with less time and money? The secret is soil - healthy, living soil, that is. Join soil scientist, Building Soil: A Down-to-Earth-Approach author, and former small farms instructor, Elizabeth Murphy, in unlocking the secrets of living soil. Learn how to recognize healthy soil, feed and nourish the soil food web, and build…

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March 2017

The Down and Dirty with North City Water District Saving Water Partnership

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North City Water District, 1519 NE 177th Street
Shoreline, 89155 United States
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Saving Water Partnership and Soil Building Secrets

Down and Dirty Soil Building Secrets by Ea Murphy Join Seattle Public Utilities and the Saving Water Partnership for a class that digs deeper into how soil care and water savings go hand in hand. Class description: How do you grow more productive, greener, and healthier gardens, with less time and money? The secret is in the soil - healthy, living soil, that is. Unlock the secrets for bringing soils to life and grow naturally productive gardens. In this class…

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Free

Yakima Master Gardener Spring Symposium: The Carbon Connection

March 22 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Yakima County Extension, 2403 S. 18th. St. Suite 100
Union Gap, WA 98903 United States
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Excited to be part of a great line-up of speakers for the Yakima Master Gardeners Spring Symposium. Join me as we explore the connections between soil and climate change and how we can make a difference in our gardens. Free and open to the public. March 22nd, 7pm The Carbon Connection: Soil Climate Solutions Soil is life, and life is carbon. The carbon and organic matter in soil plays an important role in capturing greenhouse gases, protecting water resources, and feeding…

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April 2017

Soil Building Secrets and the Saving Water Partnership

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
King County Water District No. 90, 15606 SE 128th St.
Renton, WA 98059 United States
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Soil Building Secrets Workshop by Ea Murphy

Soil Building Secrets by Ea Murphy Join Seattle Public Utilities and the Saving Water Partnership for a class that digs deeper into how soil care and water savings go hand in hand. Class description: How do you grow more productive, greener, and healthier gardens, with less time and money? The secret is in the soil - healthy, living soil, that is. Unlock the secrets for bringing soils to life and grow naturally productive gardens. In this class learn how to…

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