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Soil health subject for Native Plant Society

April 24, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 7:00pm

Ever wonder why that nursery plant you plopped in the ground died, or your landscape doesn’t seem to thrive? The answer may be right under your feet, literally. “Improving Soil Health” will be the focus of a presentation by soil scientist John Sackett at the May meeting of the Cross Timbers Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas in Weatherford.
Sackett will discuss what he calls the Fab 5 principles for improving the health of the soil: armor or protect the soil, minimize disturbance, increase plant diversity, keep a living root year round and integrate livestock. He will explain how to assess the health of the soil and the role soil plays in the ecosystem.
Sackett has a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and range management from Tarleton State University and a master's degree in general agriculture with an emphasis in soil science. He has been a soil scientist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service for 12 years.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Harberger Hill community building, 701 Narrow St., in Weatherford.
The Cross Timbers Chapter promotes conservation, research and use of native plants in the rich biological region west of Fort Worth. Chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of the month. A short business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by socializing and refreshments, and the educational program at 7 p.m. The public is always welcome. For information, go to www.npsot.org/wp/crosstimbers.

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

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