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September 2019 Public Education Programs include the following classes:
• Garden Talk – Good Gardens All Start With Good Soil
• Fall Lawn Care and Turf Alternatives
• Permaculture Ideas for Small Urban Yards
• Landscaping Techniques and Native Plants for Wet Sites
Special Events include:
•Simpson Gardens Stroll
•Wednesday Central Library Garden Talks with AFAC;
•Organic Vegetable Garden Pepper Fest!
•Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest
•Simpson Park Gardens Fall Open House.
Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading
What can we as gardeners do to adapt to climate change? While predictions about climate change and its impacts appear nothing short of apocalyptic, adapting to the changes to come will require a return to gardening fundamentals. Continue reading
Gardens with rich, dense and diverse plantings—not bare land—attract and provide food for these organisms. They, in turn, move through the soil, aerating, enriching and making it more porous and absorbent. Whatever your “crop”—perennials, annuals, vegetables or fruits—you can join the growing movement of “soil gardeners” who care for their soil in order to grow better, more successful gardens. Continue reading
Book Review of Life in the Soil: A Guide for Naturalists and Gardeners by James B. Nardi. – Thanks to Master Naturalist Kathleen Luisa for sharing her article.
“This is one of the best, most thorough and most completely enjoyable books I’ve read on, well, dirt.” Continue reading