Gardening is the perfect antidote to Social Distancing. Go outside in your yard and garden! Whether you are an organic gardening newbie or an experienced gardener, NOFA-NJ’s Organic Gardening Course for Food Production will provide you with time-tested information as well as opportunities to discuss specific questions about your garden. Tickets are $25 for the 4 week series. Thursdays from 6:30-7:45. Please register to receive the Webinar link.
What we’ll cover:
Session 1: Site Considerations and Water, Planting Crops & Planting Schedules, Direct Seeding or Using Transplants, Rotating Your Crops
Session 2: Soil Fertility: Making and Using Compost, Should you test your soil? Using Manures, Lime & Other Soil Additives Using Mulches in Season & Out Cover Crops—Which Ones/Obtaining Seeds/Planting/Incorporation
Session 3: Pest Control: Insects—Common Pests/Physical & Cultural Controls/Natural Predators/Biological Controls/Trap Crops/Some Useful Products, Disease: Common Problems/Physical and Cultural Controls: Weed Management: Types & Some Common Ones / Physical & Cultural Controls, Keeping Critters Out
Session 4: Extending the Garden Into The Fall: Planting Crops That Grow In The Cold, Small Fruit Primer