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FREE CLASS- Beneficial Insects View Calendar
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 At 10:00:00 AM
 

Forrest Arnold, Hays County Master Gardener and former president of Austin Organic Gardeners, presents "Meet Your Beneficial Insects."

How can I tell the difference between a "good" bug and a "bad" one? Most people recognize a ladybug as a "good guy," but what are the others? This morning we'll learn how to identify the most common beneficial insects in our garden. Once we know them, we can enjoy watching them in action, and - most importantly - avoid harming them. If we kill a beneficial insect, we inherit their job. Beneficials are absolutely essential for successful organic garden production and health. And if garden pests do get out of control, we'll also learn how to use certain least toxic controls while minimizing harm to the beneficials. Forrest Arnold is a former president of the Austin Organic Gardeners and a Hays County Master Gardener. He has published articles on organic gardening, appeared on Central Texas Gardener (KLRU), and on local gardening radio shows. He has been gardening organically since 1972 and gardening in the Austin area since 1983.

Except where noted, classes are held on Saturday mornings at 10am and are about 1 hour long. Classes are subject to change. Please call first to confirm. Classes are held outdoors under an open air canopy - The Revival Tent - please dress for the weather. Arrive early for best seating. You are welcome to bring your own chair. If possible, please park on Bell Drive, adjacent to the Tent.


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