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Spring Gardening Series: Preparing Your Garden Site: Getting Ahead of Weeds

Free!

Webinar

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6:00 PM to 7:15 PM

Registration deadline: 4 PM on May 12, 2021

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the many approaches to preparing your garden site, and considerations for choosing which method is suitable for your next garden expansion effort. This webinar will cover practices ranging from Extension favorites to those you might not want to rely on. Practices you’ll learn about will include, but not be limited to, tarping, deep tillage, double-dig, sheet mulching, and building up with raised beds.

We offer our program fee on a sliding scale ($0-10)

Registration is required – Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

Need help connecting with Zoom? Contact the US:IT Service Help Desk: 800.696.4357  or  help@maine.edu

If you need technical assistance with registration, please contact Michele Lodgek at michele.lodgek@maine.edu or 207.949-4057.

Note: If registering more than one person, please register yourself, click Enroll, and then use the “Continue Shopping” option in your cart to add additional participants.

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Program Description

When establishing a new garden, it’s tempting to rush ahead but experienced gardeners learn the value of starting with a weed free planting bed. Whether converting lawn to garden, or working with a site overgrown with weeds, there are several proven approaches to preparing your garden plot. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the many approaches you can use, and considerations for choosing which method is suitable for your next garden expansion effort. This webinar will cover practices ranging from Extension favorites to those you might not want to rely on. Practices you’ll learn about will include, but not be limited to, tarping, deep tillage, double-dig, sheet mulching, and building up with raised beds.

Moderator: Nate Bernitz, Home Horticulture Outreach Program Manager for UNH Extension

Instructor: Nick Rowley is a Food and Agriculture Field Specialist working out of Coös County. Nick is a member of the Fruit and Vegetable Production Team, as well as the Dairy, Livestock and Forage Crop Team. He is also involved in Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program and New Farmer School and has been with UNH Extension since February 2020. Nick’s work focuses on soil health, fertility management, cover cropping and weed management in vegetable production and perennial forage systems. 

 

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If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Pamela Hargest, UMaine Extension Horticulture Professional,  at extension.gardening@maine.edu or 207.781.6099 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

 

Program Details

Date

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Time

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location

ONLINE

Instructors

Nick Rowley, Food and Agriculture Field Specialist for UNH Extension

Contact Name

Pamela Hargest

Contact Email and Phone

extension.gardening@maine.edu, 207.781.6099

Website

https://extension.umaine.edu/gardening/webinar-series/

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