All Gardening series begins with “The Basics of Soil”

The basics of soil.  Photo Provided
Gardening begins with “The Basics of Soil.”
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LONDONDERRY, Vt. – The UVM Master Gardeners are back at Neighborhood Connections beginning Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. with a discussion about soil. Daryle Thomas, a volunteer with the Master Gardener Program and veteran of the Rutland County Master Gardener Hot Line, will discuss the makeup of soil and how to determine the type of soil in your garden. He will also address the importance of testing your garden soil and will go into detail about how to read the soil test results and put the recommendations into practice. Thomas will have UVM soil test kits at the presentation; they are available for purchase.

This program is offered at no charge, but reservations are necessary, call 802-824-4343 to register. Neighborhood Connections is located in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace, next to the Londonderry Post Office.

The series continues on Sept. 21 and 28 at The House of Sabbath located at 1010 Rte. 100 in Weston. This transitional housing unit owned by Neighborhood Connections has recently been designated a Master Gardener Community Project. On Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. Cheryl Wilfong will discuss Garden Renovation Basics, using the gardens at Sabbath as the example. On Sept. 28, volunteers will begin the actual renovation at the Weston location.

Neighborhood Connections is a community-based non-profit social services agency serving individuals and families in the area mountain towns of south-central Vermont. With particular emphasis on those most vulnerable, we respond to community-identified needs with a range of social services and health-related programs, working closely with public and private resources at federal, state and local levels. For more information visit

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