Organic Pest & Disease Control
March 15, 2015 - March 22, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am
March 22, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 am
THE 3/15 WORKSHOP WITH ERIC SIDEMAN IS CANCELLED
Again this year Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Tom Settlemire Community Garden will be offering the Winter Gardening Workshop Series, Sundays at 2:00 at St. Paul’s Church in Brunswick.
Download the full listing: 2015 Garden Winter Workshops
Botany for Gardeners ‘401’
Barbara Murphy, Oxford County Extension Educator
An introduction to botany for the backyard vegetable and fruit grower.
Organic Fertilizers, Supplements & Compost ‘402’
Linton Studdiford, Master Gardener
A discussion of organic soil management techniques, composting, organic supplement products, soil testing
Organic Pest & Disease Control ‘403’
Eric Sideman, MOFGA Crop Specialist
A discussion of vegetable diseases and pests and some of the organic options for their management and control.
The Local Sustainable Food Scene ‘404’
Seth Kroeck, farmer and manager of the Crystal Spring Farm CSA,
& Maina Handmaker, director of the proposed Food Shed in Brunswick
An overview of the local and sustainable food movement in our region. What can home gardeners learn from the organic practices of one of Maine’s largest CSA’s and how can they contribute to sustainable agricultural practices?
Basic Pruning Techniques ‘405’
Tim Vail, Arborist
This will be a hands-on workshop (weather permitting).
There will be demonstrations of various types of pruning cuts and discussion of how and when to prune herbaceous and woody plants.
Seeds and the Seed Supply – What YOU Need to Know
Fund Raiser Workshop for the TSCG with Pine Tree Seeds
Concerned about GMO’s? Heirloom or hybrid? Wondering “why support local agriculture”?
Come to hear how a local seed company is addressing these issues!
Pine Tree Seeds of New Gloucester is a local-scale seed supply company playing an increasingly important role in maintaining diverse seed stocks. As traditional varieties of food and ornamental plants disappear, and hybrids and GMOs are become big business, Pine Tree is helping to protect diversity and keep small growers everywhere supplied with the heartiest and tastiest varieties. Come to hear more about how they test plant varieties, their thoughts on new trends and varieties in seeds, and get their recommendations for growing next year.
Venue: St Paul's Episcopal Church