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  • Birds & the Bees Educational Series - The Underground World of Soil

    Humboldt Botanical Garden presents “The Birds and Bees Educational Series” focusing on plants, animals and insects of the North Coast Region.

Birds & the Bees Educational Series - The Underground World of Soil

June 29th, 2019

Birds & Bees Educational Series - The Underground World of Soils


Humboldt Botanical Garden



The Underground World of Soil

Join along Liz Houghton, an instructor from College of the Redwoods, on a journey into the underground world of soils. Use hands on activities to learn how to get to know your soil and how to take care of it. Starting with how soil is formed and moving on to learning specific characteristics that develop in soil overtime. Discover some simple yet practical techniques you can use to assess soil and understand why it is so important to treat it well.

About our Speaker

Liz Houghton is a life-long learner of the natural world. Since a young age she has delved into how the natural world works. She has a biology degree and Natural Resources Masters Degree from Humboldt State University. She worked for the US Forest Service for 15 years as a wilderness ranger, firefighter, wildlife technician, botanist, and plant ecologist. She has been an instructor at both CR and HSU in natural resources and has been teaching soils for the last 3 years in the CR agriculture department.

Programs are FREE for members & children 10 and under • General Garden admission for non-members