Teaches: Soil Management, Plant Nutrition and related classes.
Ed is a soil scientist and received his degrees from Colorado State University (B.S. in Soil and Water Conservation and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Soil Chemistry). His past research has included studies in iron and phosphorus plant nutrition, heavy metal chemistry in soils, and carbon cycling in tropical forest ecosystems (Guatemala) for which he received a Fulbright Scholarship. Currently, he instructs Soil Management, Plant Nutrition, Management of Bay Area Gardens, and Horticultural Hydroponics at Merritt College. In addition he is an adjunct instructor in chemistry at Las Positas College in Livermore. Ed spends part of the year at his home in Peten, Guatemala.