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(Video & Webinar) Soil Basics in Dry Gardens

Wednesday, June 23

$20 – $30
soil in hand

Please note that there will be two components for this workshop: a (private) pre-recorded lecture and a live webinar (offered via Zoom) and not a lecture at the garden. After registration (see below), you will receive further instructions from the Program Director on 16 June 2021. Registration will close on 16 June 2021 at 8am.  You will be expected to view the pre-recorded lecture in order to participate in the live webinar portion on 23 June 2021 at 11am.  This class is part of the Dry Garden Design Certificate program series.


Soil is the foundation of healthy plants.  Join Walker Young, Assistant Curator, for a virtual lecture to learn about the content of soil, recommendations for the perfect ratio of materials, and the care that your soil needs in order to keep your dry garden plants healthy and happy.  The second portion (a live Zoom session on 23 June 2021 at 11am) will be open to participants for Q & A as well as Walker’s opportunity to talk a little bit about the current techniques he’s employing in the Garden to encourage healthy soil conditions.


After registration, you will receive an email on 16 June 2021 from the Program Director with the following:

  1. A link to the pre-recorded lecture.  (The link will expire on 24 June 2021.)
  2. A Zoom link for a 45 minute Q&A session.

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Participation in this online course requires that you use the free Zoom video conferencing service. Click here for a tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting and much more.

How it works: Register one person with one email at a time. If you would like to register multiple people, please register them each separately with separate emails. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link by email from the Program Director one day prior to the lecture.  Simply click the link at the webinar start time to join!  The webinar will be recorded and all registrants will receive the recording via email within one business day.  Once the recording is sent, you will have seven days to watch.  After that time, the recording will expire.  Access to the webinar recordings after the expiration date will be a charge of $20 (members)/$30 (non-members).




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Wednesday, June 23
$20 – $30
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The Ruth Bancroft Garden
(925) 944-9352

Cancellations up to 1-week prior to a class are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 1-week prior to a class are non-refundable. The Ruth Bancroft Garden does not issue credits for future classes.