Learn to prepare your vegetable garden for hibernation so that it will emerge healthy and ready for spring planting.
Fred Meyer, organic gardening expert from Backyard Abundance, will share top tips that will entice beneficial organisms to create healthy soil throughout winter, reduce weeding and watering chores, and decrease pest and disease problems.
The event is free and open to gardeners of any skill level.
• Properly cutting back plants to maximize soil fertility
• Establishing permanent beds and pathways
• Using leaves and straw to protect beds over winter
• Seeding cover crops
Please bring your gardening gloves and attire for hands-on learning in the garden.
Sponsored by the Imagine Grinnell Foundation and the Poweshiek County Master Gardeners.