Thursday, May 11, 2017
Jim Bridger Room
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Wise gardeners and farmers proclaim they don’t “grow plants,” they grow soil! While “dirt” is just a medium to anchor plant roots, SOIL is a living ecosystem teaming with bacteria, fungi, worms, archea, nematodes, and
arthropods. Whether you’re growing kale, tomatoes, peaches or pistachios—or just getting started with a bare patch of dirt and a bunch of garden dreams—Cache Soil to Table (CS2T) intern Joe Montoya and Jeanne Wallace will teach
key concepts that will help you understand your soil and the best management strategies to:
prevent mineral deficiencies in your plants
maximize plant health and vigor
naturally inhibit pests and plant diseases
improve the flavor and nutrient-density of your crops
Should you till the soil? Well, that depends… What’s the best way to make
compost? Well, that depends…. What’s a better mulch: straw or wood chips?
Should you use cover crops? Well, that depends…
Equipped with an understanding of the Soil-Food Web, you’ll be empowered to create innovative, individualized (and low-cost) solutions to these and other questions.
Cache Soil-to-Table Meetup
Logan, UT 257Edible Landscapers
Is your passion growing and eating healthy food? Want to rip out your lawn and grow food instead (or maybe just a fruit tree or two)? Join this group of foodies, edible landsc…
Sherry Meidell will be talking about the process of illustrating the picture book The Centaur by May Swenson, published by Utah State University Press.
She will talk about the illustration process from the first reading of the manuscript to getting the new box of illustrated books. She will also talk about the artistic life and how to keep the creative portion of your life
active, how to overcome fear and put paint to paper. And she will do just that put some paint to paper, demonstrating some watercolor painting.
Bring your sketchbook and join the fun!
Date: May 12, 7-9pm
North Logan Library
Contact: Barbara Middleton
Paddle across Cutler Marsh, starting at “The Ditch” where the Logan River
enters the Marsh and taking out at the marina on the west side of Valley View
Highway. This entails a shuttle.
Meet at 8 a.m. at the Pacificorp boat launch on Valley View Highway (200 North
in Logan) just west of milepost 106 (1/2 mile west of Public Shooting Range,
past 3200 West; 4.7 mi west of Main St.). There is a small parking lot and
portable rest room on the south side of the road.
Paddlers must provide their own boats. Canoes can be rented from USU Outdoor
Recreation Program (35% discount for USU students). Participants must wear a
PFD (life jacket); binoculars, water, snacks, hat & sunglasses are
recommended. Jean Lown, 435-760-2392; email@example.com
Elliott Mott will lead 2 paddle trips Saturday, May 6: meeting at 9 am.
First, we will paddle out-and-back to Cutler Dam on the open waters of Cutler Reservoir for a 7-mile event.
Second trip: navigate a 5.4-mile stretch of the Logan River canoe trail as it flows into Cutler Reservoir from the southeast. Details & registration(required):
Kayak and Canoe: Cache Valley
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 AM
Location details are available to members only.
10 Outdoor Enthusiasts Attending
This water trail adventure showcases two unique boating landscapes in beautiful Cache Valley. First, we will paddle out-and-back to Cutler Dam on the open waters of Cutler Reservoir for a 7-mile event. This northwestern portion of Cutler Reservoir is unique as the scenery transitions from an open water expanse to a narrowing canyon with vertical ro…