How-To Workshop on Organic Gardening at the Blue Hill Public Library

Posted March 22, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.

Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term “certified organic” means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? The Blue Hill Public Library will host an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own organic garden Wednesday, April 2nd from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Topics that will be covered include basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants, making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation, how to incorporate green manures, and manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include basic weed control strategies, common insect pests and methods of natural insect control.

The workshop is sponsored by the Library and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) which will be offering the workshop at over 30 locations in Maine all the same evening.

Local farmer Dan Huisjen will lead the workshop. All levels of gardeners are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so participants are asked to register using the library’s interactive calendar at www.bhpl.net or by calling the Library at 374-5515.

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