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F11/05 ORGANIC GARDENING
Saturday, November 5, 2011
2:00 – 4:00 PM
New Haven County Extension Center
305 Skiff Street
North Haven, CT 06473
Offered by the UConn Master Gardener Program
Instructors: Jude Hsiang & Rachel Ziesk DEADLINE: October 28. 2011
For more information: http://www.ladybug.uconn.edu/index.html
In this class we will examine the various uses of the labels “organic” and “natural” with a focus on the Standards of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA). Then we’ll talk about how these practices work in real life gardening. Whether your focus is vegetables & fruits, lawns & ornamentals, or the native plants of our forests & fields, organic gardening methods will work for you. You can enjoy healthy food and a beautiful garden while protecting our environmental legacy.
Classroom Hrs: 2 FEE: $40.00 Master Gardener, $50.00 Non-Master Gardener
Jude Hsiang is an Advanced Master Gardener and New Haven County coordinator of the UConn Master
Gardener program. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional. She edits the Connecticut Botanical Society Newsletter and works at Broken Arrow Nursery.
Artist Rachel Ziesk is an active Certified Master Gardener and long time organic gardener. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Haven Land Trust which manages community garden locations in the city in addition to open spaces and wetlands. Rachel is a partner in Pollen, an urban gardening business which establishes honey bee colonies and chicken flocks for its clients, in addition to caring for residential and commercial gardens.