We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month
For now, we are meeting via ZOOM.

The next Meeting is on April 8th at 7:00PM everyone is welcome!

TOPIC is Soils – “Organic Roses Can Be Done (Growing Organically: The Not so Sexy Side)” presented by Sheri McLane – (Agronomist – Soil Scientist – President/IAS LABORATORIES)

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The biggest problem people have with roses is they try to grow organically when they don’t understand what organic means or the process of growing organically.

I am going to explain definition of organic via the consumer, the fertilizer companies, and government regulation; because it varies.

Since organic growing is important for soil health, I will cover the common issue gardeners experience when gardening organically, the remedies to solve such issues, and how to successfully garden organically.

Sheri McLane has been actively involved in agriculture for over 18 years. During this time, Sheri has received both her certificate in agronomy, CCA (certified crop advisor) and CPAg (certified professional agronomist) license.  Currently she is president and agronomist of IAS Laboratories as well as teaches a soils class at MCC. In 2018, Sheri received her graduate degree in Agronomy from Iowa State University for her research in molybdenum effects in muskmelon seedlings. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science with an emphasis in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science from University of San Diego (USD) in 2001.

When we go back to meeting in person, they will be
7 p.m. Room 145, Elsner Library, Mesa Community College
1833 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa AZ 85202
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