Several years ago, Celeste and a team of researchers conducted a study at our demonstration gardens at my office. They tried various alternative methods for controlling insects and weeds. She will be sharing some of these results.
Coming from northeast Ohio, Master Gardener Volunteer Rudy Moyer will be talking about a very popular vegetable gardening topic, “Heirlooms: the Good, the Bad, and the Tasty.”
Heirloom vegetables are those considered old-time varieties that are open-pollinated and have been handed down over multiple generations. Their taste is generally exquisite.
I am excited to have Dave Andre on the program this year, talking about “Composting for the Backyard Gardener.” David is going to be opening an odor-free food scrap composting facility in Springfield. I can’t wait for the finished product.
Ohio State University Extension Clark County Family and Consumer Educator Kathy Green will teach us how to preserve the bounty we grow. She will focus on techniques to preserve vegetables but also safe processes to prevent foodborne illnesses.
Kathy is teaching an increased number of thee classes due to the growing interest in freezing and canning.
Finally, I am going to teach you “How to Eat Your Landscape.” Edible landscapes are very popular now and I’ll share with you ways to be successful as well as challenges in having an edible landscape.
The cost for this entire day is $30, and includes a lunch prepared by Season’s Bistro from Springfield. You can register online or print the registration form and mail to our office with a check. Deadline is March 8.
For more information and to register for the Backyard Vegetable Garden Workshop go to: go.osu.edu/2018clarkvegetablegarden