2008-07-17 / News

Pest management class set in East Greenwich

Despite the many obstacles there are to contend with, more people are trying to grow gardens this year. Sometimes it seems like insects and pests are harvesting more of the crop than the gardeners. Don't need to stand by idly and watch as tiny arthropods consume the plants that have been so carefully tended. Don't spray toxic chemicals all over the yard. Come to a class on garden insect identification and management to learn about the tools needed to take back control of the garden.

Join organic farmer Trish Garland as she identifies harmful insects in the vegetable, flower, and herb gardens at the Briggs- Boesch Farm, and explains how each pest can be controlled.

The class will be on Sunday, July 20, at 1 p.m. and costs $10 per adult and $6 per child. The farm is located at 830 South Rd. in East Greenwich. To sign up, e-mail Garland at LedgeLearning@ hotmail.com or call 884-5118.

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