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Garden Myths and Garden Science: How to Know What Really Works

Garden Myths and Garden Science: How to Know What Really Works

Date:
Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
1431 Waverley Street Palo Alto, CA 94301

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED. You are welcome to show up without a registration.

Do carrots really love tomatoes?
Gardening is one of the most popular leisure activities in the United States, and advice on how to help your plants thrive is plentiful. Do carrots really love tomatoes? Will bone meal help bulbs grow better? What happens if you don’t amend the soil when you plant a tree? Come learn how some common garden advice stacks up against science-based gardening information, and how you can be an informed consumer of gardening advice and products.   

INSTRUCTOR:

Candace Simpson has been a Master Gardener Program volunteer in Santa Clara County since 2003.  She has focused her volunteer work on public education and on the development of the Palo Alto Demonstration Garden at Eleanor Pardee Park. As a master gardener volunteer, she has given numerous classes at libraries, gardens, and the Palo Alto Adult School.  Her specialties are growing fruits and vegetables, integrated pest management, beneficial garden insects, and soil.  She has lived in Palo Alto for more than 50 years, working for the Palo Alto Unified School District where she began as a high school chemistry teacher in 1971 and retired as assistant superintendent of Human Resources in 2000.

AGE:

Adult (18+)

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED. You are welcome to show up without a registration.

Location: 1431 Waverley St, Palo Alto, CA  Room: Carriage House (building behind the main Gamble house).