Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, $31
Plants grow better together! Scientists have shown that richer plant diversity can significantly increase the productivity of natural ecosystems. By taking a closer look at the special talents and needs of plants as well as their structural differences and growing patterns, we can design gardens full of interwoven, supportive plant relationships. Sweet alyssum repels aphids from brassicas. Beans replenish the soil for bigger, higher-yielding eggplants. In this class, we will talk about companion planting, individual plant and family relationships, inter-planting, and crop rotation for effective nutrient management and disease control.
Class taught by Rachel Britten, Coordinator of the Mini-Farm at the Golden Rule Community in Willits, CA.