Cary Rivard: Growing Healthy Soils for Healthy, Bountiful Gardens


Part of the Gardeners Connect Free Speaker Series.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Refreshments begin at 10 a.m.
Anita B Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
4750 Troost
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

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We all know that great, bountiful, exuberant gardens start from the ground up with healthy soils full of natures goodness. Many of us foolishly skip right past in our impatience to plant something, anything for instant gratification. Then our plants languish in unhealthy soil with compaction and low nutrients. Soil that is muck when it is wet an

d concrete when it is dry.

Well, Cary Rivard is here to help us stop this cycle of madness and work towards healthy soils that will in the end do a lot of the heavy lifting for us and give our gardens the foundation to be beautiful, bountiful and everything we imagined they could be.

Cary Rivard is an Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist & Director of K-State Research & Extension Center in Olathe, KS. He was born and raised near Kansas City, MO where his family owns and operates a small, retail greenhouse business. It was here that he first became interested not only in propagation and greenhouse management, but also learning and teaching about plants. He received his B.S. in agricultural sciences and biology from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. Cary completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology at NC State University.

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