WORKSHOP: Discover How to Cultivate Healthy Soil

June 10, 2019, 6:45 AM HST (Updated June 10, 2019, 6:45 AM)
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Soil Scientist Amy Koch displays a profile of Manu soil at National Geographic’s BioBlitz held in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park in Spring 2015. Courtesy photo

Lyman Museum will host the Dig In: Discover How to Cultivate Healthy Soil workshop on Monday, June 24, 2019, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and again from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Soil is alive, a diverse ecosystem made up of organic matter, minerals, roots, worms, microbes and  more, according to a June 8 press release from the museum. Soil tells the story of the iconic landscapes of the Hawaiian Islands, layer by layer, from the surface down to the rock below.

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Soil Scientist Amy Koch will discuss why it is important to protect soil as a natural resource, how to tell if a soil is healthy and what can be done to enhance soil health in your garden, farm or backyard.

Admission is $3 and free to museum members.

For details, call (808) 935-5021 or go online.

Lyman Museum is located at 276 Haili St. in Hilo.

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