Saturday, June 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Organic Integrated Pest Management


Gardening for Life presents Kayleigh Boyle, Gaining Ground Farm Manager, who will talk about Organic Integrated Pest Management followed by field work on the farm as a volunteer to put what you learn into practice! Find out what you can do now before pests/disease get the upper hand! Space is limited to 15. RSVP by June 6 to deb01742@comcast.net.

Gaining Ground grows organic vegetables and fruit with the help of hundreds of community volunteers and donates all of this fresh food to area meal programs and food pantries. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach that uses information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This strategy is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. IPM organic food production applies many of the same concepts as IPM but limits the use of pesticides to those that are produced from natural sources, as opposed to synthetic chemicals.

Come on your own, or bring a friend! We will meet at the main farm at 315 Virginia Road in Concord, Massachusetts. Please bring sunscreen, water is available on the farm and reusable water bottles are encouraged. Refer to http://gainingground.org for more information about Gaining Ground.

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