Integrated Pest Management

 Pests are an unhappy but realistic aspect of gardening.  They cannot be eliminated, but they can be managed.  The IPM approach to their management looks at the life cycles of pests and their impact on the environment and combines it with available pest control methods so as to manage the destruction they inflict in ways that  are least costly and hazardous to people, their gardens and the environment.  Inge Ferguson, Master Gardener, will walk you through this well-established method for identifying, monitoring, preventing, and controlling pests in your garden.  Class is free but registration is required.