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Pest Management for Organic Gardeners

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How to manage pests in your garden without using chemicals or other nasties!

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Gardening can be feel like a difficult balancing act between avoiding harsh chemicals, allowing for insects and wildlife to come to your garden and stopping pests munching on your prized plants. But it doesn’t have to be, you can have a wildlife friendly garden that helps you manage pests, without any damaging chemical use.

In this session you’ll learn a variety of techniques on how to manage pests in your garden without damaging plants or wildlife, from companion plants, to nematodes and friendly insects, we’ll go through an arsenal of easy to use and efficient techniques to keep your plot healthy and mostly pest free.

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Julie Smith is a food grower, soil life enthusiast and seed saver based in Devon. Before moving down to the South West she lived in London where she managed the Regent’s Park Allotment Garden for Capital Growth, and created a number of inner city gardens with the charity Global Generation.

Julie now manages a community garden in central Exeter, and is planning on starting a living community seed bank there. She shares her tips on her website Sow & Grow, and regularly delivers training on gardening, food growing, and seed saving.

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Organiser Capital Growth

Organiser of Pest Management for Organic Gardeners

Capital Growth is London's largest food growing network, and over 3,000 gardens have registered already. Whether you are growing at home, as part of an allotment, in a community group, or school, you can join for free to receive benefits such as discounts, advice and monthly e-newsletters.

We offer up to a 50% discount on training, networking events and this is eligble to our member gardens, their staff and volunteers. So do check with your local garden, you may be eligible and if not it's free and easy to join us. https://www.capitalgrowth.org/join_us/

Capital Growth is supported by the Greater London Authority.  

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