Organic Gardening Coffee Hour

or…“Beyond the Privet: How to Safely Grow & Thrive in Your Belmont Yard!”

Join us for an informal organic gardening exchange. We will hear short presentations (5-minute gold!) from experienced Belmont gardeners, then share questions & best practices on the topics of the morning:

· Pruning & care for plants – Nancy Forbes
· Healthy Soils – Judy Otto
· Basics of home composting – Mark Davis
· Pest management – Kathy Martin

Saturday, June 7
9–10:30 AM
Belmont Public Library, Assembly Room

The Belmont Food Collaborative – the parent organization of The Belmont Farmer’s Market
Sustainable Belmont
The Belmont Victory Gardens at Rock Meadow

Free and open to the public – all experience levels are welcome!

About our presenters…

Nancy Forbes is a certified landscape designer and accredited organic landscape professional. In addition to her design/build/ business, she volunteers at the Chenery Middle School organic courtyard working with the kids in growing herbs, vegetables and ornamentals.

Judy Otto has been gardening at the Belmont Victory Gardens for many years and is actively involved with improvements there, as well as an active member of Sustainable Belmont.

Mark Davis has been a Belmont Victory Gardener for over 25 years, and loves composting – because “a rind is a terrible thing to waste.”

Kathy Martin is an experienced organic gardener, author of the blog, Skippy’s Vegetable Garden, and Coordinator at the Belmont Victory Gardens.