The Bonner County Gardeners Association has released the schedule for the fall Home Horticulture Workshop series, as follows:
September 25, 2013
Pollinators, Predators & Plant Grazers: the Role of Insects in the Garden, presented by Stephen Augustine.
Stephen will talk about the diverse roles that insects play in our gardens; pollinator insects and the plants that benefit from them; honey bees and colony collapse disorder; habitat for native pollinators and the crucial role that hornets and wasps play in a healthy garden.
October 2, 2013
Making the Most of Your Herbs, presented by Vicki Johnson
You’ve grown herbs in your garden, now what do you do with them? Vicki, a gourmet cook, will teach you how to incorporate these flavorful plants into your diet. The class includes several demonstrations and recipes.
October 9, 2013
Creative Irrigation, presented by Marci Crockett & John Hastings
Even if you don’t have much water available, you can use it effectively to keep your garden happy. Learn how to make use of alternative sources of water and how to manage what water you have. Marci deals with this problem in her own garden and can answer your questions about how to do this!
October 16, 2013
Cover Crops, presented by Diane Green
Diane was amazed by the difference using cover crops made in her own large market garden. She’ll present the varieties of cover crops suitable to the area and how to incorporate them into the soil to get the most benefit for your garden.
All classes are on Wednesday nights. They will start at 6 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. Classes are held at the Ponderay Event Center, 401 Bonner Mall Way, Ste E, Ponderay, Idaho 83852.
Class cost is $10 per person; they would prefer no children under 12. To preregister, send a letter and a check to Bonner County Gardeners Association, 804 Airport Way, Sandpoint ID 83864. Please include your name, address, phone number, email address and the classes which you are registering for; or you may also register online at www.bcgardeners.org and pay online with a credit card via PayPal. You can also register on site the evening of the class. The BCGA cannot provide credits, refunds or transfers for any classes.
If you have any questions, please call 208-265-2070 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshops presented by the Bonner County Gardeners Association are always both informative and fun, so it’s worth the drive to attend!