Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own patch of vegetable goodness?
Our guest speaker, Dr. Robert Kluson of the Sarasota County Extension, is going to discuss how we can achieve our own organic vegetable garden with various options available to us both in our community and at home. He will discuss the Community Garden Program, Backyard Gardening, and Container Gardens. He will teach us about making a garden plan, soil preparation, pest control, and fertilizing resources. Bring your questions and he’ll provide the answers.
Robert Kluson is the Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Agent of Sarasota County. His Agriculture Extension focuses on sustainable agriculture programs, such as local foodshed development; the Sarasota County Farm to School Program (including edible school yards); the SW FL Small Farmer Network; Annie’s Project; food policy education; market gardening and farmers market training; and organic gardening/farming. His Natural Resources Extension offers programs in FL Master Naturalist, Watershed Education, Backyard Landscaping for Wildlife, Wildland/Urban Interface, and Climate Change. His academic training includes a Ph.D. in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of CA-Santa Cruz and a Post-Doc program in FL ecology at the University of South FL. Previous to his current position, he worked for 3 years as a land manager of the Sarasota County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Protection Program. For further information about his specific extension programs, please, visit his webpages at http://sarasota.extension.ufl.edu/
To reserve your spot please RSVP
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