Each year MOFGA sponsors Grow Your Own Organic Garden, a statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners, and the workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels. They are designed to provide folks with essential skills and knowledge needed to make a transition from conventional to organic gardening. Locally, the workshop is being offered in partnership with Kittery Adult Education on Tuesday, April 8th, from 6 to 9pm, and will be taught by Marilyn and Rick Stanley of Chick Farm:
MOFGA’s Grow Your Own Organic Garden
Marilyn & Rick Stanley, Chick Farm
Kittery Adult Education, Traip Academy, Kittery, ME
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6 – 9pm
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? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course 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.
The workshop is offered in partnership with Maine’s Adult & Community Education program and community sponsors.
For more information: http://kittery.maineadulted.org/courses/course/grow_your_own_organic_garden