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Winter 2020

Organic Gardening and Soil Science

Mondays, 10:00 am – Noon
January 9, 16, 23 and 30

Linton Studdiford, Instructor
Linton’s email:


Organic Soil Management – Powerpoint Presentation
Vegetable Gardening – Powerpoint Presentation
Building a Raised Bed – Powerpoint Presentation

Recommended Reading

Week I, January 9th

  • Soil, What is it?
  • Organic Matter
  • The Soil food Web

Week II, January 16th

  • Plant Nutrients
  • Compost
  • Soil Tests

Week III, January 23rd

  • Vegetables

Week IV, January 30th

  • End of Season Tasks
  • Raised Beds
  • Q & A Time

Organic Soil Management: Recommended Reading

Botany for Gardeners, Brian Capon, Timber Press
How Plants Work, Linda Chalker-Scott, Timber Press
The Soul of Soil, Grace Gershuny and Joe Smillie, Chelsea Green Publishing
Teaming With Nutrients, Jeff Lowenfels, Timber Press
Teaming With Fungi, Jeff Lowenfels, Timber Press
Teaming With Microbes, Jeff Lowenfels & Wayne Lewis, Timber Press
Building Soils Naturally, Phil Nauta, Acres U.S.A.

“Snow Day” Policy – If the Brunswick school system is closed or has a delayed opening MSC will be closed. School closings will be announced on the radio and on the MSC website.

Linton Studdiford’s email address is If you would like to visit our gardens our address is 124 Bunganuc Road in Brunswick, just call before coming (798-5899).