Mark your calendars for our upcoming talk series, “Kick the Chemicals! – Caring for your Garden and Beyond.”  Each of the three one-hour talks will focus on how you can successfully manage pest and weed problems while using alternatives that are healthier for your family and better for the environment. Co-sponsored with Marin Master Gardeners and Our Water Our World, they are free and held via Zoom.  Registration is required. 

Keeping Rats and Mice Out!

Rats and mice are the number one pest problem at this time of year. In this class, you will learn practical, safe, and effective ways to keep rodents out of your home, car, and garden – and tell you how to get rid of them if they are already a problem. We will also cover other  troublemakers such as gophers, moles, voles, and squirrels!

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 10 – 11 a.m.
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How to Manage Weeds Safely and Effectively

Think before you reach for that weed killer! Learn what you can do *now* to ensure fewer weeds all year long. You will learn about organic, eco-friendly techniques for safe and effective weed management.

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10 – 11 a.m.
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Bring in the Beneficials!

Did you know that 90% of the bugs we see in our gardens are actually good bugs? Encouraging beneficials is one of the best ways to effectively reduce the number of pests in your garden. In this session, you will learn about the most important beneficials and how to attract them. Fun for the whole family! 

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10 – 11 a.m.
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A Zoom link for each individual session to be provided upon registration

SPEAKER:  Suzanne Bontempo, Our Water Our World Program Manager & Owner of Plant Harmony

Suzanne works as an environmental educator, teaching the principles of Integrated Pest Management for sustainable, eco-friendly pest management around the home and garden. Suzanne has worked as a professional gardener for over 20 years. She is an IPM Advocate, a Bay Friendly Qualified Landscaper, QWEL certified, a Master Composter, and loves teaching folks how to grow bountiful gardens that are also safe and healthy for you, your family, and the environment.

Questions? Please email info@YardSmartMarin.org

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  1. Thank you for this class. My husband used to take care of the rodent problem and now that I am widowed I want to prevent rodents from coming near my house.

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