May: Families Guide to Outdoor Classrooms, Soil Building Workshop

Families Guide to Outdoor Classrooms

This Sunday, May 6 at 2 PM – 4 PM
Southern Heights Food Forest

Time spent outside as a young child is strongly correlated to health and success measures later in life. But where can you take your infant? Your two year old? Your elementary aged flock of kids? And what do you do with them once you are there? Come learn about outdoor classrooms with education specialist Heather Fox. Normally offered to teachers, this special workshop is geared toward parents, caregivers, and would-be volunteers. (Please no mobile kids, although infants are welcome to join us.)

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The Hills Are Alive! Soil Building Workshop

Saturday, May 19, 10am-12pm

Join us for a fantastic workshop with Bob Hendrickson (Nebraska Statewide Arboretum), Ash Gordon (Nebraska Mushroom), Ross Brockley, (farmer and hugelkultur expert), Heather Norbert (Great Plains Biochar Initiative) and more!

Learn how to improve soil fertility and water retention using techniques such as hugelkultur and mushroom blocks. You’ll get hands-on experience creating raised beds by using decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials.

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Also of note:

Give to Lincoln DOUBLED! Southern Heights Food Forest is one of many organizations benefiting from Give to Lincoln Day. Give anytime in May and your donation will be doubled by our generous sponsors plus receive matching funds from Lincoln Community Foundation!

What’s a Hugelkultur? Hugelkultur beds are a great way to build your soil, but what are they?

Read here for a great explanation.

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