- Author: Pamela M. Geisel
Ideas about sustainable gardening practices have really become part of the mainstream in many ways. It is common to see people composting green waste and mulching their gardens. There are more efficient irrigation systems that respond to weather demands and most people have installed automatic irrigation controllers. Even though we are doing these things, there is so much more we can be doing. We can be keeping more of our green waste on site. We could be using less fertilizer and even less pesticides. We could be collecting rainwater and creating raingardens. If you want to learn more about creating a more sustainable garden, then you may want to attend the Smart Gardening Conference being held at the Ramada Inn in Fresno on Feb. 27, 2010 from 8:00 to 5:00. Classes include vegetable gardening, bees, native plants, herb culture, low maintenance gardening, water conservation, garden makeovers and so much more.
I will be there to discuss sustainable landscape practices for 2010 and beyond. Hope to see you there.