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Integrated Pest Management


Ages: 18 - Adult. Integrated Pest Management. How do you protect your crops from all creatures large and small that want to share in your harvest and how can you do this without using pesticides? Learn how a healthy soil ecology keeps pests in check and helps plants resist disease and predators. Proper gardening practices not only assist plants in their efforts to defend themselves, but can reduce the incidence of disease and pest outbreaks.  Integrated Pest Management helps you learn how to get along with rabbits, deer, squirrels, chipmunks, voles and groundhogs. Instructor: Royer Held.
Fee: $15 Online

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The Small Scale Organic Orchard

Learn about the challenges and rewards of growing your own orchard crops, including fruits, nuts, and berries in your home landscape. Learn about the varieties that are suited to organic cultivation in Michigan, and which native fruit varieties make good subjects for the home orchard. Gain an understanding of the technical aspects of growing including how to situate, plant, and train different kinds of trees and other perennial crop and how to grow high quality fruit without using insecticides and fungicides. Instructor: Royer Held.
Ages: 18 - Adult. 
Fee: $15 Online

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Fundamentals of Successful Organic Gardening

Learn how to develop and maintain a healthy organic soil, the key to successful organic gardening. Understand the role that microorganisms play in building soil and promoting plant health. Discover how to employ composting, mulching and cover crops to build soil productivity, increase microbial activity and provide timely release of plant nutrients. Gain an understanding about what vegetable varieties work best in an organic garden and how to plant, cultivate, support and manage their harvest as well as the basic principles of integrated pest management. Instructor: Royer Held.
Fee: $15
Ages: 18-Adult
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