Organic growing methods presentation March 12

Feb 28, 2013
Courtesy of: Merryspring

Camden — Master Gardener Sharon Turner will lead a presentation on organic growing methods titled Ready, Set, Grow! at Merryspring Nature Center Tuesday, March 12, at noon.

Turner’s talk will be an amalgamation of organic growing methods for beautiful, healthy, and productive vegetable gardens that can be started in early spring. Guests will learn the principles of no-till, weed-free “lasagna” style gardening that will include soil types and testing, composting, mulching, organic pest and weed control, and effective garden layout and design. Her lecture will also address incorporating native plants to attract birds and beneficial insects.

Turner is a certified Master Gardener, consultant, educator, and designer based in Washington,. She specializes in heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings, as well as native perennials, shrubs, and trees. She grows for FedCo seeds.

This talk is part of Merryspring's 2013 Winter Talk Series, co-sponsored by The First and Allen Insurance and Financial. Admission is free for Merryspring members, with a nominal fee of $5 for non-members.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Route 1 by the Hannaford Shopping Plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239.



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