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Learn more about organic pest control and companion planting

If you love your backyard garden, this is important education

From Cristian Acosta, Agriculture Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County

Organic Pest Control for Home Gardens (online class)

Wondering how to control pests in your garden without applying toxic and dangerous pesticides? Join us for an engaging and informative online class on how to protect your home garden using organic methods!

In this class you will learn:

  • How to identify common garden pests
  • Organic pest control methods
  • Natural repellents and treatments
  • Maintaining a healthy garden ecosystem
  • Tips and tricks for pest prevention

Who should attend? Home gardeners (experienced or beginners), and anyone interested in sustainable and organic gardening practices.

Presented by Cristian Acosta, Agriculture Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County.

Date: Friday, June 21, 2024.

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Place: Online, via Zoom.

Fee: FREE, registration required.

Mastering Companion Planting in Your Garden (Online Class)

​Join us for an exciting online class where you’ll learn the secrets of companion planting, a gardening technique that involves strategically planting different crops together to create a more productive and sustainable garden. Discover how companion planting can help you repel insects, attract pollinators, maximize space in your garden, and protect your soil.

In this class you will learn:

  • The principles and benefits of companion planting.
  • Best plant combinations for repelling pests and attracting beneficial insects.
  • Techniques for integrating companion planting into your existing garden layout.
  • Tips for rotating crops and maintaining soil health through smart plant partnerships.

Presented by Cristian Acosta, Agriculture Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County

Date: June 28, 2024.

Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Place: Online – Via Zoom

Fee: FREE

How to join:

Participating in this online class is easy! Simply visit https://allegany.cce.cornell.edu/events, look for this event and register to secure your spot. For any questions, please contact Cristian Acosta at cfa34@cornell.edu or calling 585-268-7644 ext 14.

“Mastering Companion Planting in Your Garden (Online Class)”  is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 585-268-7644 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/allegany. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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