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Organic Gardening Course

Organic Gardening Course

NOFA NJ Organic Gardening Course

Co-Sponsored by Gloucester County Certified Gardeners

Saturday, April 6th, 2024 – 9AM – 3PM 

Office of Land Preservation, 254 County House Road, Clarksboro, NJ


Whether you are a gardening newbie or a veteran, 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. Learn how to improve your soil and how to plan, prepare, and plant your own plot. Where there are gardens, there are weeds, diseases, pests, and hungry critters and you will discover methods to manage these challenges. Instructor Al Johnson has farmed and gardened Organically for over 40 years.

What Will Be Covered:

  • Site Conditions and Water
  • Planting
    • Crops & Planting Schedules
    • Direct-Seeding or Using Transplants
    • Rotating Your Crops
  • Soil Fertility
    • Making and Using Compost
    • Do I Need a Soil Test?
    • Using Manures, Lime & Other Soil Additives
    • Using Mulches In Season & Out of Season
    • Cover Crops – What Are They?/How Do I Obtain Seeds?/Planting/Incorporation & Bed Preparation
  • 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 & Common Weeds/Physical & Cultural Controls
    • Keeping Critters Out
  • Extending the Garden Into the Fall
  • Small Fruit Primer


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