Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up talks with Ellen Phillips about locally available programing benefiting growers or those who might consider getting into local farming. Ellen mentions events in January and February. The February event is about connecting farmers with buyers. Richard and Ellen also talk about how soil is so important to not just the local grower, but each of use as a home grower. Ellen talks about how the soil we grow in is very much alive and what we can do to ensure that the "soil system" is working well. Ellen also cautions that beside the usual soil tests, but to be sure your garden soil is tested for heavy metals, especially lead.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.