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Org Soils, Nutrients, Compost

Course Number: 10090139
Credits: 2.00

Course Description

10-090-139 ORG SOILS, NUTRIENTS, COMPOST... Healthy soil is the foundation of sustainable farming and gardening. Build robust soil through organic matter, cultivating beneficial microorganisms, and nutrient cycling. Explore composting techniques and organic fertilizer sources.

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

Most NWTC classes are offered in 8-week sessions. Learn more about how our class schedule can help you succeed.

Course Competencies

  1. Characterize soil physical and chemical properties.
  2. Summarize plant nutrients found in soil.
  3. Measure soil quality.
  4. Submit soil for testing & interpret results.
  5. Examine soil biological life.
  6. Explore organic fertilizers and amendments.
  7. Summarize composting methods.
  8. Outline soil conservation measures.
  9. Complete the soils section of the organic certification paperwork.