Desert Institute of Gardening ONLINE: What's BUGging you?
Pest control in home gardens
As we strive for food, flowers and fun sometimes pests disrupt the cycle.
Learn the basics of pest management and how to have a healthy garden. Maricopa County Master Gardener Michele McGuinness will guide you through identification and treatment of garden pests.
Participants will learn:
- How to create a healthy garden
- How to Identify some good bugs and bad bugs
- How to identify some of the steps to managing pests (IPM)
- Where to go to research when you find something you can’t identify.
Instructor: Michele McGuinness is an avid gardener and has been teaching in a variety of settings since 1980. She keeps learning every year about some new bug that is trying to eat all her vegetables and flowers.
She has had many opportunities to get it right throughout the year as she gardens in four season both in Fountain Hills and in Arizona's high country.
Michele loves to work in the garden and to introduce children and adults to the joy of dirt and miracle of growing plants.
- The class is ONLINE and you will receive login information and handouts 24 hours in advance of the class.