Old Town Library retaining collection of gardening workshops


Spring is in the air, and the mail is overflowing with gardening catalogs, seed supply flyers, and landscaping brochures. Has the gardening “worm” bit you, and are you planning for the approaching developing season?
Whether you’re a beginner, or a seasoned gardener, you received’t want to miss the new collection of gardening workshops, hosted by means of the Old Town Public Library. Presented by using an impressive roster of neighborhood gardening specialists, the workshops are designed that will help you grow flavorful and healthful food to your own outside, on a sunny porch, or maybe in one of the community garden beds at the back of the Public Safety constructing.
The collection begins on Monday, April 8 at 5:30 p.M., with Professor Eric Gallandt’s review of gardening fundamentals. He will share techniques for bed guidance, the way to fertilize the soil for best results, the blessings of direct seeding, transplanting, coping with garden pests, and extra.


Professor of Weed Ecology and Management at the University of Maine, Dr. Gallandt’s research software focuses on the dynamics and management of annual weeds in organic farming systems. He and his group have carried out studies on the a couple of stresses that may be used to suppress weeds at diverse points in their life histories. This philosophy of using “Many Little Hammers” objectives for cumulative effects that result in lowering weed populations through the years.
Dr. Gallandt’s coaching efforts assist the University of Maine Sustainable Agriculture Program, consisting of publications on the Principles and Practices of Sustainable Agriculture, Weed Biology and Identification, and Weed ecology and Management. He supervises the UMaine scholar natural farming corporation, the “Black Bear Food Guild,” and started UMaine Greens, a scholar organization developing produce for use in campus dining centers.
Future workshops in the collection will include: How to test your soil, and amend it for optimum developing; orientation to buying plant life at a nursery; sampling of all of the assets the Cooperative Extension has to offer; effectively managing pests for your lawn; attracting honey bees and different pollinators; creation to permaculture; a way to preserve what you’ve grown; growing microgreens; and greater.
See the library’s website (antique-city.Lib.Me.Us), and watch the paper, for an in depth list of upcoming workshop subjects, dates, and instances.
All of the workshops are free and open to participants of every age. Don’t pass over this possibility to research extra about gardening, ask questions of the experts, socialize with fellow gardeners, borrow library gardening materials, acquire take-away sources, and enjoy mild refreshments.