Talk 2 – Garden Pests – A Dance with Nature

24/01/2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Edendale Community Environmental Farm
30 Gastons Rd
Eltham VIC 3095
from $20
Richard Rowe

Note: This is the 2nd in a series of 7 Sustainable Gardening Talks.  You can book the talks individually or book all 7 talks with our Summer Series Package and receive up to 30% discount. What a great Christmas present for someone who loves their garden.

Your garden is the home for many types of insects – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In this talk we will look at how to use nature to strengthen the balance within your garden allowing you to minimise unnecessary chemical use. We will discuss mechanical, cultural, biological and low impact chemical controls to help you manage your garden pest problems.

This class will cover:

  • The whole environment garden
  • Barriers and cultural strategies
  • Beneficial Insects
  • Introduction to companion plants
  • Low impact chemicals
  • Common garden pests and control options

About Richard Rowe

Richard is an experienced trainer, community facilitator, passionate home gardener and worm farmer. After a long and successful corporate career in finance and sustainability, Richard now focuses on environmental education for both adults and school children and on the local food movement.