Course Detail: PER206 - Healthy Garden Soil



Can you dig it?


Dirt is cheap, good soil is priceless. Many ingredients make a healthy garden, but good soil is the most valuable ingredient. Whether you are gardening for the birds, pollinators, beautiful flowers or delicious veggies, the quality of your garden starts with the health of your soil. This workshop will dig deeper into our Indiana soil, offering eco-friendly tips and tricks to enhance and improve your soil for long-term growth.


This course will be delivered online. Classes will be facilitated by a live instructor during the scheduled course times and students should be prepared to participate in the live sessions. Class participation enhances the online student experience.

Several days prior to the start of your course, you will receive an email with information on connecting to the sessions.

Marissa Renz is the owner of Plant Happiness LLC, a market gardening and consulting company located in Fort Wayne. She has completed the Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and Purdue Extension Urban Agriculture certifications, has a B.S.in Public Affairs, Environmental Policy which she received at IPFW. Currently she is enrolled in Ivy Tech's Urban Horticulture certification program.  Marissa's research of plants and garden design focuses on creating visually appealing outdoor spaces that also operate as balanced and functional ecosystems.  

Watch an interview with the instructor. Click the video link below.


Available Sessions - Click on date(s) below.