UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) is holding a class called "Natural Pest and Disease Control for Edibles from 9-noon tomorrow.
The information says:
Edibles are a great fit for any garden, but they do need special care. The keys to a successful edible garden are in using natural methods to prevent plant problems, monitor plant health, and manage any pests or diseases that do arise without the use of pesticides. Whether planning a new food garden or managing an existing one, these keys will lead to health and sustainability!
This class will teach you how to choose the best site for your preferred crops, build healthy soil and maintain its fertility, choose crop species that are well-suited for our climate, water wisely, attract beneficial insects and pollinators, plan your annual crop rotation, and find natural solutions to common problems in PNW food gardens. The presentation includes a PowerPoint, a hands-on display of tools, books, non-toxic and least-toxic products, and a handout with prevention strategies and problem solving tips.