Brown spots on your tomatoes? Is something eating your lettuce? Come learn how organic pest and disease management is easier than you think. By learning how to grow a healthy garden using organic techniques your edibles will inherently be more resistant to disease, drought, flooding, and pest pressure. When plants have their basic needs met, they are less vulnerable. Jessie Banhazl will explain why organic methods cost less, require less effort, and are healthier for you and the environment in which you live.
Workshop participants will leave with the knowledge of:
Organic management strategies
Common insects, diseases and animal pests
Organic products to be bought and made using products found in the home
About the Instructor:
Jessie Banhazl is the CEO and Founder of Green City Growers. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College in Northampton, MA and is a Boston-area native. Jessie has extensive experience in marketing, communications, management, production, and PR. She is involved in the Local Food movement and is passionate about cooking with fresh ingredients. Since co-founding the company in 2008, Jessie has lead GCG through four successful seasons, building and maintaining over 300 raised-bed vegetable gardens, and forming a partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare to promote wellness through growing food at the workplace. Jessie can be found wearing multiple hats daily, and is often dirt-covered and farming in the morning, running the business in the afternoon, and speaking at events in the evening.