Many of us are in the final stages of putting our gardens to bed for the winter, although certainly some have been procrastinating because of the mostly mild weather. Or, maybe they’ve been in denial that winter is coming? Happens every year. However, now that most remaining leaves have been torn off the trees by October’s final wild wind and rain storm, there’s no excuse not to get busy with them, raking them into areas where I want to suppress grass, crushing them into a big barrel to layer into the compost bin as brown material, making use of them as garden mulch, etc. They are a great resource.
Speaking of resources, the next Gardener Support Program, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, will feature Master Gardener Karen Tuininga, who will present “An Introduction to Permaculture: How to sustainably produce food and beauty on your land by working smarter, not harder.” Participants will explore the key design principles for integrated systems, which promote human and ecological health in a backyard or farm. Based on age-old common-sense holistic approaches (think catching rainwater off the roof for later use), permaculture emphasizes multiple production benefits with minimal energy use or waste. The program will be held Tuesday Nov. 12 at the Charlotte Grange Hall on Spear Street, starting at 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Grange and Transition Town Charlotte.
Registration not necessary. Come and bring a friend.
For more information, contact Margaret Woodruff firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-3864.