Garland Downtown Library - 625 Austin Street - 6:30 to 7:30 PM
BE EARLY AND GET A GOOD SEAT!
I'm very excited. This will be our first in a series of presentations by guest speakers on various aspects of urban agriculture. We are starting out with a presentation from the Master Gardeners of Dallas County on the topic of pollinators and native plants.
There will be door prizes of native plants which our Master Gardeners speaker is bringing and also two door prizes from Loving Garland Green: a flat of six Asclepias asperula seeds which have been prepared and planted in organic seed starting mix and also a hugelkultur pot that I've prepared for a lucky winner. This large pot (recycled plastic pot from a large tree) will have most of the ingredients for making a hugelkultur pot: rotten logs, leaves, manure, and brown organic matter. All you will need to add are some lettuce or other fresh vegetables from your veggie bin that are past their shelf life, water, and some garden soil. These pots are based on the same theories that support hugelkultur beds that have been used in Germany for hundreds of years. They are designed to emulate what happens on the forest floor when trees fall and rot--thus holding water and providing nourishment as they decay. You will need to water the plant you put in these pots, but not nearly as often as you would a typical potted plant. You will not need to feed the plants for at least two years.
I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!