The program will provide an overview and what to do about the 4 basic pests in the garden or on the farm: sucking pests, chewing pests, boring pests, and human pests. Join farmer, trainer, soil alchemist, and worm whisperer Maurice Small as he digs deep on pest control and integrated pest management.
About the Presenter: Maurice Small is a farmer, trainer of farmers, soil alchemist and worm whisperer. As a consultant, Small cultivates organic food in urban spaces, create vibrant soil and nurtures youth leadership in local food system development. For more than 25 years, Small has applied his love and appreciation for the earth, a value he received from his parents, to his work creating meaningful work for new farmers and communities that care about vibrant local food access. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and most recently has invested his energy in food and farmers in the Southeast. As an innovative creator of national models of sustainable food cultivation and distribution Small is on the cutting edge of transforming our food systems for the better. Small was awarded the Organic Pioneer Award by the Rodale Institute in 2011 and is a founding and active member of the Farmer x Farmer Coalition.
This program is for all Ages (Youth and Children Age 16 and under must have an adult with them).
This is a free, outdoor program (see below for more reminders about outdoor programs).
There is not restroom at this facility.
Helpful reminders for Trees Atlanta outdoor programs:
Limited capacity. Please register ahead of time.
By registering and attending, you agree to abide by mask and distancing policy: Safety Protocol.
Face masks are required when in close groups; please keep a distance of 6 feet apart whenever possible.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
Bring some drinking water in a reusable water bottle and other personal gear for an outdoor experience.
Outdoor events are fun in all sorts of weather! Should conditions require a chance in logistics or cancellation, you will receive an email as soon as updates are made.
Special thanks to our co-hosts: Groundwork Atlanta, Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill, & Aglanta.
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