May 9 2019: ORGANIC INSECT PESTS SOLUTIONS: Balance through Diversity with Pat Battle
Location: Sow True Seed, 243 Haywood St, Asheville NC 28801
Date: Thursday, May 9 2019 from 6-730 PM
Cost: This event is open to everyone, but seating is limited. To guarantee a seat then please 'purchase an RSVP ticket.
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ORGANIC INSECT PESTS SOLUTIONS: Balance through Diversity
Pat's class will cover the principles of Farmscaping. This will include plant suggestions and other habitat strategies. Pat will also talk about the most effective/least toxic methods for controlling those pests that refuse to be brought into balance with Farmscaping principles. Finally, there will be a significant timeslot for questions about attendees' specific insect pest problems.
Living Web Farms is a nonprofit research and educational farm network. Our mission is to maximize the resiliency of our communities. We do this in part by practicing and creating educational programs focusing on regenerative farming and gardening systems. We also do innovative research on developing regenerative farming and gardening systems. We also focus on alternative health education, medicinal herb growing and medicinemaking, healthy cooking, alternatives to consumerism and fossil fuel alternatives including pedal power, solar power, biomass conversion, and energy conservation systems. If it’s about resiliency in a planet worth passing on to the next generations it’s our purview!
About the Instructors
Patryk Battle, Director of Living Web Farm along with Dr. Richard McDonald introduced Farmscaping to Western North Carolina in the mid-1990s. Richard and Pat observed and shared with the growers of our region that by maximizing diversity growers could create a balance of insect pests and their predators. This approach is now known as Farmscaping. It is Pat’s primary insect problem solution. However, there are some pests particularly the newly arrived exotics that need more direct addressing and it is one of Pat’s passions to find the solutions to these recalcitrant problems and empower his fellow growers to protect their crops using only organic methods.