Tonight - “Grow Your Own Organic Garden” workshop

By Belfast Co-op | Mar 26, 2013
C.J. Walke, MOFGA's Organic Orchardist
On Tuesday, March 26, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Belfast Free Library and Belfast Co-op are sponsoring “Grow Your Own Organic Garden”, as part of a state-wide program put on by MOFGA. This free workshop will take place from 6-8pm in the Belfast Free Library, at 106 High Street in downtown Belfast, and will be led by C.J. Walke, MOFGA's Organic Orchardist.

“Grow Your Own Organic Garden” is for anyone concerned about the rising cost of food, unsure what the term “certified organic” means and interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner. C.J. will talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The workshop will also cover the basics of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and common insect pests and methods of natural insect control.

For more information, please call the Library at (207) 338-3884 ext. 10.

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