Class: Diagnosing Pests & Disease
Saturday, July 8 — 10:15am
$15 general admission/$10 Homestead Atlanta members – registration required
Summer is prime pest and disease season in Atlanta gardens. In this class we’ll familiarize you with some of the most common offenders and offer solutions for coping. We’ll spend a good amount of time discussing integrated pest management (IPM) techniques that focus on optimizing your garden’s health in organic, ecologically friendly ways.
During this session we’ll discuss:
- Signs of an imbalance in your garden’s health
- Identifying basic symptoms of pests vs. diseases
- Treatment options
- Maintaining a healthy balance of good and bad bugs for a happy garden
The best defense is a good offense, and the goal of this class is to arm you with the tools you’ll need to identify and treat common garden pest/disease issues before they become problems.
Instructor: Richmond Chadwick, member of Garden*Hood’s landscape team. Rich is certified in chemical pest control but prefers to utilize integrated pest management techniques to keep chemicals out of the garden as much as possible.
Register: The cost of the class is $15 for the general public and $10 for members of Homestead Atlanta (please bring proof of membership on the day of the class). Space is limited. Purchase tickets by clicking the Pay Pal BUY NOW button below or by calling Garden*Hood at 404-880-9848. Please include your full name, phone number, and email. We fully protect your personal information and will only contact you if we need to reschedule the class due to inclement weather.
Details: The class will be held outdoors here at the nursery. Please dress for the weather (sunscreen, hats, and sun glasses are strongly recommended), and feel free to bring snacks and beverages. In the event of dangerous or exceptionally inclement weather, the class will be rescheduled. We’ll call you the morning of the event to alert you of scheduling changes.