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Speaker Event: The Practical Wisdom of Working with Living Soil
Date: 12/5/2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Town Center, Community Hall
765 Portola Road
Portola Valley, California 94028


Thursday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m.
The Practical Wisdom of Working with Living Soil
Want to get away from gardening with chemicals once and for all? Confused about compost and “organic” product claims? Join Alane Weber of Botanical Arts for a lecture on the foundation of sustainable landscape management: The Soil Foodweb. With extraordinary pictures and data backed by scientific research, we will explore the environmental services offered by soil biology and how to maximize their benefits.

Alane grew up in the gardens, creeks and wild spaces of the peninsula. Since then, she has worked in multiple aspects of the landscape trades for 40+ years. Over the last 20 years Alane has focused on sustainable/organic gardening practices, lecturing and consulting throughout the Bay Area. Her business, Botanical Arts, produces and applies actively aerated compost tea. 

Program begins at 7:00 p.m. (light refreshments at 6:45 p.m.)

Portola Valley Town Center, Community Hall
765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA

Please RSVP to or call 650-851-1700 ext. 222.

Please note: the hosting of speakers for the Thursday Harvest Speaker Series does not constitute an endorsement by the Town of Portola Valley (Town). The Town does not endorse any of the speakers, their businesses or the information provided in their presentations.