• By Megan Gregory
  • Posted Thursday, March 2, 2017

‘Insects in the Vegetable Garden’ to be held March 21

Join Forsyth Community Gardening for “Insects in the Vegetable Garden: Attracting Beneficials, Managing Pests” on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Forsyth Cooperative Extension (1450 Fairchild Rd., Winston-Salem NC 27105).

In this workshop, you’ll learn to encourage good insects and discourage the bad ones in your vegetable garden! We’ll discuss: how to create habitat for beneficial insects with native plants and cover crops, cultural practices to prevent pest build-up, and strategies to manage specific pests like aphids, cabbage worms, squash bugs, and squash vine borer. We’ll also tour the native plant areas at Extension and demonstrate how to build a low tunnel to protect spring crops with row cover.

Please register at: http://tinyurl.com/FCG-SGS or call 336-703-2850. Members of community gardens registered with FCG can receive row cover if they sign up for the workshop by Wednesday, March 15.

To request Spanish interpretation, child care, or accommodations for persons with disabilities, please call 336-705-8823 at least two weeks before the event.

This program is part of Forsyth Community Gardening's "Sustainable Growing Series" of free workshops on horticultural and community organizing topics. For more information, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/FCG-SGS.

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