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Backyard Gardening Tips

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

organic gardening

Whether you are new to kitchen gardening or an “old hand”, join us in the Organic Demonstration Garden at Northwest Park for FREE tips, diagnoses and recommendations from the UConn Extension Master Gardeners! Now in our sixth year as a Signature Project of the Hartford and Tolland County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, we provide self-guided learning about growing herbs, vegetables and perennial food crops. Come see what we have in our beds, share your garden stories and leave with new ideas.

It all starts with SOIL! We are working diligently to incorporate good soil management practices such as no-till, cover cropping, intercropping, composting and mulching! We’ll talk about insects – good bugs and bad bugs – and how to treat them! Learn with us; sample some of our harvest and take home some free seeds!

PLUS – SPECIAL KIDS’ ACTIVITY: nature printing and rock painting!

  • We will observe “distancing” in our large garden; bring a mask for personal comfort.
  • No rain date – heavy rain/storm will cancel – monthly events thru September!
  • The Organic Garden is found a short distance down the dirt road that passes between the Animal Barn and the large animal pastures – look for signs!

For more information, please email Nancy at nrbowden@comcast.net.


July 28
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Nancy Bowden