Posted by: slowfoodboone | May 10, 2011

Organic Gardening 101 Monday June 6th – Friday, June 10th

9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day

Designed for beginning gardeners or those who would like to switch to organic methods. Topics include garden planning, seed starting, companion planting, how to attract beneficial bugs, pest management, soil tests and amendments, composting and vermi-composting, and dealing with common plant problems. Held at the ASU Sustainable Development Farm in Valle Crucis, 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th. Cost is 20.00 for first 4 days, with optional session on keeping backyard chickens on Friday for an additional 5.00. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by paying in advance, NC Cooperative Extension, 971 West King St., Boone. For more information call 264-3061.

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