Organic Gardening I

Wednesday, March 176:00—8:00 PMVirtualDover Public Library73 Locust St., Dover, NH, 03820
Ring CentralOffsite Events , Dover, NH, 03820
Ring Central OnlineDover Public Library, 73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820

Learn about organic gardening from the comfort of your own home in this comprehensive three-part course on consecutive Wednesday nights, March 17, 24 and 31, from 6-8 p.m. online. The course will included practical tips on how to create a new garden, soil preparation, seed starting, planting techniques, cultural techniques during the growing season (such as watering, fertilizing, and pest and weed control), how plants and soil interact, succession planting, planting multiple crops in the same space at the same time, how to compost, crop rotation, cover cropping, and mycorrhizobials.

The sessions will also include discussions about our existing industrial food production system, including globalization and famine, organic alternatives of urban gardens, small scale farming, and backyard gardening.

The instructor is Vincent Cirasole, an experienced teacher and commercial vegetable grower from Rochester. He taught physical education and organic gardening in New York before relocating to NH in 2013. He is a Master Gardener and organic growing enthusiast who owned a landscape gardening business for 18 years and a 12,000 square foot commercial organic garden for 11 years. For seven years, he was on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York.

Registration is required to receive a link to the program. You do not need to attend all three classes. This registration is specifically for the class on March 17:

Register for the other classes here:

March 24:

March 31:

Registration required. See link.