‘Dirt’ Talk at Library

Alameda Backyard Growers will present a “down-to-earth” chat at the Main Library tonight.

Alameda County master gardener and soil scientist Marion Adams Yoxall will deliver the talk at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. It is entitled: “The Dirt on Dirt, Soil Science and Soil Fertility Basics for the Home Gardener.”

Those attending the lecture will learn where soil comes from, what it is made of and how it is formed. They will also hear about soil texture and how texture affects plants, soil biology, fertility, nutrients and fertilizers.

At Tuesday’s event, the local gardening group—which will celebrate its three-year anniversary at the library on Sunday, Feb. 17—will have a silent auction for a worm bin.

Janet Levaux