Two Kerr Center workshops that can help you take your garden in new directions are right around the corner.
One covers plasticulture – a gardening method that combines water-saving drip irrigation with weed-smothering plastic mulch, ripening crops earlier and minimizing soil disturbance. The state agriculture department will even pay people back for trying plasticulture. Details are available at the May 9 plasticulture workshop. The registration deadline has been extended to May 5: don’t miss it!
The other continues a popular series of native pollinator workshops. The Xerces Society, which works to conserve invertebrates nationwide, will lead this educational event using the Kerr Center’s native pollinator plantings as an outdoor classroom. Topics will include identifying both pollinators and the plants they depend on, and establishing those plants in your own yard, garden, or farm, with special emphasis on monarch butterflies. Registration for this June 6 pollinator workshop is due by May 22 to ensure a place.
We hope to see you at both of these spring educational events!Field Notes – April 2015 (Special Issue)