2012 Spring Topic Talks
Mecklenburg County Master Composters and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library are teaming together to offer FREE one hour classes Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm in March and April. These classes offer an overview into natural and organic gardening tools for the residential homeowner. The classes are held indoors at the South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277. For more information and registration, contact the library at 704-416-6600.
April 12: Companion Planting / Janet Burlee
Companion planting is the planting of different landscaping plants, or agricultural crops in close proximity on the theory that they assist each other in nutrient uptake, pest control, pollination and other factors necessary to increasing productivity. During this session, you’ll learn about various companion planting systems, how these approaches can enhance flavors, provide pest control, and be a cornerstone of organic gardening. Do you plant tomatoes -- make sure there's some basil nearby! Garlic and roses? Cucumbers and corn? Petunias and beans? Even pansy and fruit trees. Companion planting will help you look at your plant and vegetable gardens in a whole new and exciting way!
April 26: Creating the Healthy Earth Happy Lawn / Geoffrey Huntley
Learn to balance growing a lush and healthy lawn with your commitment to being environmentally conscious. From fertilizers to soil-balancing agents, these tips are designed to leave the Earth a little bit better than you found it.