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Organic Gardening Workshop

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm



Hosted at Sussex County Community College in partnership with Foodshed Alliance

04/01/23, 9AM – 3PM

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 or gardened organically for over 40 years.

Registration: NOFA-NJ Website (www.nofanj.org), Questions? call 908-371-1111

Location: Student Center Theatre, Sussex County CC, One College Hill Rd, Newton, NJ

Cost: NOFA-NJ Members–$30.00, Non-Members–$40.00, SCCC Students–$15

Lunch & Refreshments will be provided; Walk-Ins Permitted (Registration Encouraged)


  • Site Considerations 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
    • 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 Ones / Physical & Cultural Controls
  • Keeping Critters Out
  • Extending the Garden Into The Fall
  • Small Fruit Primer


April 1
9:00 am - 3:00 pm