Tuesday, March 10, 2009

NEAT Community Gardener in Workshop

As spring approaches, The Jonah Center for Earth and Art invites the public to learn about Eco-Friendly Yard Care and Gardening on Tuesday, March 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m., at First Church of Christ, Congregational (UCC), 190 Court Street, in Middletown.

The evening’s speakers will offer short presentations on Growing An Organic and Healthy Lawn; Alternatives to Lawns; Starting A Vegetable Garden; and Using Edibles in Your Landscape. There will be a time for questions, and the speakers will be available after the program to answer individual questions.

Eco-friendly yard landscaping supplies and products will be on display and for sale by Agway; Home Depot; Natureworks; the Connecticut Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association (CT-NOFA), City of Middletown Recycling Office and Project Green Lawn, Connecticut River and Coastal Conservation District; and the Jonah Center.

The panelists include Susan Holland from Natureworks, Bill Duessing from CT-NOFA, Patrice Barrett, Community Garden Coordinator for the North End Action Team (NEAT); and Vivian Felten from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For more information call the Jonah Center at (860) 346-6657 ext 13.

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