Holiday Farm Fire Free Residential Soil Testing

The Upper Willamette Soil & Water Conservation District (UWSWCD) offers FREE Residential Home-Garden Soil Testing to McKenzie River Residents Impacted by the Holiday Farm Fire.

Free Residential Soil Testing will begin February 1, 2024 through June 1, 2024. The home-garden soil tests will test for nutrients and pH balance, and results will include information on soil deficiencies and recommended inputs.

Key Details

  • It is recommended that wildfire-impacted soil be tested for nutrients prior to planting.
  • Soil tests will be free for the Holiday Farm Fire-Impacted Community (any resident who lives within the HFF burn perimeter).
  • Instructions for collecting soil samples and analysis are here:
  • Hardcopies will be available at drop off locations (see below).
  • Soil samples collection will be from February 1st– June 1st.
  • Pickup dates are every other Friday starting on February 9th. (weather permitting).
  • Test results will include recommended nutrients and fertilizers for each soil sample (each garden).
  • One Soil Sample Analysis allowed per household.

Allow up to four weeks from date of pick up to receive a soil analysis report. The analysis can be emailed to you or if email is not available, alternative options to receive your analysis will be provided.

Drop off locations:

Orchid Health McKenzie River Clinic
54771 McKenzie Hwy
Blue River, OR 97413

Vida Post Office
45598 McKenzie Hwy
Vida, OR 97488

The Leaburg Store
42840 McKenzie Hwy
Leaburg, OR 97489

McKenzie High School
51187 Blue River Dr
Vida, OR 97488

***Note the UWSWCD soil tests will determine nutrient deficiencies for re-establishing productive home gardens. These soil tests will not test for contaminants. For soil contaminant testing please consult with Pacific Agricultural Laboratories at ***

Please contact our administrative specialist, Leslie Owens with any questions.
Phone: 541-729-1139 or
Email: [email protected]