Lynden's Garden Series: Natural Approaches to Garden Pest Control

Saturday, July 1, 2017, 10 am-12 noon

A Workshop with Joel Hitchcock Tilton

Companion Planting & Organic Pesticides with Joel Hitchcock Tilton

Fee: $15/$10 members
Registration: Walk-ins welcome, or register by phone at 414-446-8794.

This workshop is part of Lynden's Garden Series, a series of workshops throughout the spring and summer of 2017 that take a broad view of what it means to garden. For more information, click here.

Controlling pests is part of every gardener’s life, and Joel Hitchcock Tilton encourages us to consider methods of pest control that are not inherently harmful to the earth and those that occupy it. Companion planting--encouraging plants to thrive by planting them in combinations that provide essential nutrients, deter pests, attract pollinators, or offer structural support—is one such technique; there are several others. The workshop will include a brief overview of the theory, possibilities, and benefits of companion planting, as well as an introduction to the most widely used organic pest control methods and their proper implementation. Hitchcock Tilton will finish by demonstrating how to make your own organic pesticide for garden use.

About Joel Hitchcock Tilton

Wisconsin native Joel Hitchcock Tilton has been living and growing in New Orleans for the past twelve years. He runs a network of urban gardens, grows produce, manages greenhouses, and raises sheep, goats, chickens, pigeons, and bees.


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