Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott — Author, “The Informed Gardener” and WSU Asso. Professor and Extension Specialist

Linda Chalker-Scott

Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott has a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Oregon State University and is an ISA certified arborist. Prior to her current position, she was a tenured associate professor at Buffalo State College and at the University of Washington. Linda is now the Extension Urban Horticulturist and an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Horticulture at Washington State University and maintains an affiliate associate professor status at University of Washington. At WSU, she is co-chair of the Garden Team, an interdisciplinary group that produces science-based Extension publications for home gardeners. She is the author of three books: the award-winning, horticultural myth-busting The Informed Gardener and The Informed Gardener Blooms Again, and Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens: good science – practical application, a comprehensive approach to the science behind urban horticulture and arboriculture. She has published extensively in the scientific literature as well as in popular magazines such as American Nurseryman, Organic Gardening, and Fine Gardening. She and three other academic colleagues host “The Garden Professors” blog and Facebook pages, through which they educate and entertain an international audience.
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The Real Dirt on Mulches & Soil Amendments
Sunday, Feb 15 at 1:00 pm / Rainier Room
Many gardeners learn about gardening the old-fashioned way — sharing tales with fellow gardeners. Countless myths persist, and not all are good garden practice. Find out what you should and shouldn’t be doing to maintain a healthy organic garden. Our myth-busters will share which organic gardening methods are good or bad, and why. Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott will give you the dirt on mulches and soil amendments; C.L. Fornari shares plant-specific myths, and Dr. Jeff Gilman sheds light on fertilizers and pesticides.

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