Press Release

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

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 on Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The workshop will cover the 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.

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. Participants are asked to register using the library’s interactive calendar at or call the Library at 374-5515.