Posted by boston.com March 14, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Peabody Institute Library:
On Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m., residents can learn how backyard gardening offers an economical way to have nutritious, safe local food and make positive contributions to the environment. Topics will cover basic organic growing principles as well as practical steps to build your soil, fight diseases and manage pests. Learn the growing requirements (soil, sunlight, water) of different types of vegetables as well as tips for planting, harvesting and preserving - from patio containers to large garden plots.
Rita C. Wollmering founder of the HERB FARMacy is a dynamic, engaging speaker on horticultural topics with a specialty in herbs and "going green." She brings a depth of knowledge, broad experience and personal passion to each topic. Her ability to present information in an informative and interactive way that is fun for participants has received wonderful praise from gardening groups across New England.
Register for this program at danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554.