Organic Gardening Skills & Issues

This course will include practical tips on how to create a new garden, soil preparation, seed starting, planting techniques, container gardening, cultural techniques during the growing season (such as watering, fertilizing, and pest and weed control), how plants and soil interact, succession planning, planting multiple crops in the same space at the same time, how to compost, crop rotation, cover cropping and mycorrhizobials.  There will also be discussion about our existing industrial food production system including pesticides, genetically modified seeds, seed labeling and supplier concentration, globalization & famine, organic certification, and regulatory capture.

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Tuition: $60.00 Dover Residents: $50.00

Saturday, April 14, 2018 & Saturday, April 28, 2018 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor Vincent Cirasole has taught physical education and organic gardening in New York before relocating to the Granite State in 2013.  He also is a Master Gardener, a commercial vegetable grower, and an organic growing enthusiast.  Over a period of years, he has developed this course which has proven to be fascinating and popular with students.