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Jul 15 Online Workshop: Backyard Gardening Session 5:  Weeds, pests and more!

Jul 15 Online Workshop: Backyard Gardening Session 5: Weeds, pests and more!

Session 5: Troubleshooting the mid-season vegetable garden: weeds, pests, and more!

 With gardening expert and author Elizabeth Peirce

Thursday July 15th, 7-8:30pm



Is anything more demoralizing than discovering your garden has turned into a slug salad bar or been overtaken by weeds?

Before you reach for the poisons, give natural pest and weed prevention and treatments a try!

In this workshop, you will learn:

-How to stop insect infestations before they start 

-How to use mulch to curb weed growth

-What garden weeds are not only edible, but nutritious and delicious!

Your instructor:

Halifax-based Elizabeth Peirce is the author of Grow Hope and You Can Too! Canning, Pickling and Preserving the Maritime Harvest (Nimbus, 2013) and Grow Organic: A Simple Guide to Nova Scotia Vegetable Gardening (Nimbus, 2010), winner of the 2011 APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award. She has appeared as a guest on CBC Radio’s Main Street and Maritime Noon, News 95.7’s The Weekend Gardener, and on CTV’s Breakfast Television, talking about her passion for growing and preserving our own food. She writes regular articles on home canning for Lee Valley Tools, and is hard at work on an online course showing people how to preserve more of their own food. Visit her at

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