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GardenSmart: Gardening for Beneficials
Date: 7/29/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Creekside Room, Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, California 94941
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GardenSmart: Gardening for Beneficials| July 29th, 7:00 pm

When it comes to gardening, insects aren't always pests. In fact, some insects, called "beneficials," are actually a boon to gardeners. They prey on the pesky insects that gardeners don't want, and they help to pollinate flowers and maintain soil health. This program will focus on the world of insects and their importance for watershed ecology, healthy gardens and the natural world. Topics covered will include the benefits of conservation biological control--a technique for integrating beneficial insects for natural pest control--and enhancing garden habitats with the right plant selection to attract beneficial insects.
About our speaker:  Laura Nicoletti is a Marin County Master Gardener, member of the Marin Master Garden Pruning Guild, has a Sonoma State certification in Sustainable Landscaping, and is a Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional.  Through her garden design business, she loves to teach her clients how to become stewards of the environment around them, cultivating sustainable gardens.  A native of Venice, Italy, Laura is an avid edible gardener and loves to use fresh ingredients in her cooking.

Registration recommended. Click here to register.