Organic Pest and Disease Control
In this seminar you will learn how to identify common garden pests, diseases, and soil nutrient deficiencies. You will come to understand how to identify the root causes of such issues, and best steps to take to fix them. A hands on portion will include examining your own garden soil under a microscope, testing plant material with a refractometer, and how to use different sprayers.
Instructors: Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic, owners of Barking Cat Farm, focus on growing high quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. Brix testing is done regularly to monitor the nutritional quality of the produce and compost, and compost teas are applied to the soil to ensure that the soil biology is constantly improving. Both Laurie & Kim have their Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course. Both have studied under Dr. Elaine Ingham and are working towards becoming Certified Soil Life Consultants. They offer permaculture design and soil biology consulting services to other growers and gardeners.
Saturday, June 20, 2020 (10 am – 3 pm)
Registration Deadline: June 16