As a gardener committed to sustainable practices, it can be difficult knowing which insects are beneficial to your garden and which are harmful, let alone the best way to help your plants survive the onslaught. To learn the most environmentally-conscious, and effective, ways of gardening with insects, join us for an introduction to our six-legged friends and foes. During this in-person workshop, we’ll discuss the basics of insect taxonomy and anatomy, the factors behind what makes a bug good or bad, identification tips, and a review of common species that you’re likely to encounter here in New Hampshire. We’ll also discuss integrated pest management concepts, with a focus on non-chemical practices, to help lessen the impacts of pests you may encounter at home.
This presentation will include a 45-minute indoor lecture, followed by a 45-minute excursion to the gardens to look for insects and their signs in the Demonstration Gardens. In the event of inclement weather, the entire presentation will take place indoors.
Come prepared for a short walk over flat, uneven grassy terrain. Sunscreen and bug-repellant (for the humans!) are recommended.
For accessibility accommodations, please contact Massabesic Center Director, Kimmie Whiteman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kimmie Whiteman, NH Audubon Massabesic Center Director
$10 for NH Audubon members and UNH-Extension Master Gardeners
$15 for non-members (Join or renew your membership today! Not sure of your membership status? Email our member services department or call (603) 224-9909 x310.)
Registration Required by July 25, 2023
This program is brought to you through an ongoing partnership between New Hampshire Audubon and University of New Hampshire Extension’s Master Gardener Program. The Demonstration Gardens at NH Audubon’s Massabesic Center provide a place for sharing best practices in eco-friendly home and community gardening, to benefit human health and well-being, and wildlife habitat.