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Don’t treat Your Soil Like Dirt-Building on a Foundation for Your Jersey-Friendly Yard

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February 8, 2023 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Becky Laboy

Soil is one of the most important components of your Jersey-Friendly Yard, but perhaps the least understood. We will explore the physical, chemical and biological processes of soil, and how they work together to create a healthy foundation for the native plants in your Jersey-Friendly yard. Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt!

Becky Laboy is the full-time Education Outreach Specialist with Ocean County Soil Conservation District, where she develops programs and instructs school children, scout groups and community groups on topics related to soil conservation, native plants and eco-friendly gardening. She is an adjunct professor at Kean University, where she teaches Soil Science. She also instructs the Barnegat Bay Volunteer Master Naturalist course through Ocean County College and leads birding and native plant tours with Ocean County Parks & Recreation. She has over 25 years of experience as a formal classroom teacher and informal environmental educator. Becky also serves as a co-leader for the Jersey Shore Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Jersey. When not teaching about soil conservation and leading people on outdoor adventures, Becky can usually be found behind a pair of binoculars as an avid birder, or traversing trails in search of unique plants and wildflowers. She enjoys landscaping her own yard with natives to attract and support birds and wildlife.

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