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  • Three-week Online Organic Gardening Course at Dover Public Library

    A new layer of snow has fallen and it might be hard to believe, but spring is just around the corner! Get a jump on your garden preparations by learning the best techniques to grow healthy, beautiful plants. 

    The Dover Public Library will offer a free online three-part organic gardening course on consecutive Wednesdays nights: March 17, March 24 and March 31 from 6 to 8 PM.
    The course will included practical tips on how to create a new garden, soil preparation, seed starting, planting techniques, cultural techniques during the growing season (such as watering, fertilizing, and pest and weed control), how plants and soil interact, succession planting, planting multiple crops in the same space at the same time, how to compost, crop rotation, cover cropping, and mycorrhizobials.

    The sessions will also include discussions about our existing industrial food production system, including globalization and famine, organic alternatives of urban gardens, small scale farming, and backyard gardening.

    Instructor Vincent Cirasole is an experienced teacher and commercial vegetable grower from Rochester. He taught physical education and organic gardening in New York before relocating to NH in 2013. He is a Master Gardener and organic growing enthusiast who owned a landscape gardening business for 18 years and a 12,000 square foot commercial organic garden for 11 years. For seven years, he was on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York.

    The organic gardening course will be held live online through Ring Central and registration is required to access the login information. You do not need to attend all three classes. This program is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit library.dover.nh.gov or call the Library at 603-516-6050. Library hours are Monday-Wednesday 9 AM-8:30 PM, and Thursday-Saturday 9 AM-5 PM.