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 Safe Solutions for Garden Pests and Disease Problems Workshop Offered

Marjorie Peronto of Maine Cooperative Extension will lead this free workshop

Ellsworth—With the growing season right around the corner, preparing for an abundant and healthy garden is on our minds. On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 10 am to 11 am, Marjorie Peronto, of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service will lead a healthy gardening program at the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth.

She will demonstrate ways to grow a robust vegetable and flower garden without using pesticides. She will share ways to protect your health and the environment with garden management practices such as building healthy soil, rotating your crops, identifying insects, learning their life cycles, and encouraging biodiversity in your garden.

Marjorie Peronto, a professor for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, teaches classes in fruit and vegetable gardening, ecological landscaping, and pruning. She is a resource among her colleagues on native and invasive plants of the Northeast and oversees the area’s Master Gardener Volunteers Program. She and her partner, Dr. Reeser Manley have published two gardening books: The Life in Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity and The New England Gardener’s Year: A Month-by-Month Guide for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Upstate New York.

The workshop is free and open to all. Please call 207-664-0339 with questions or to register. If you’d like to register online, you can do so by visiting our website at and click on the Safe Solutions slide.

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