Event Details

Date

May 4, 2021

Time

12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

Location

Online

Host

Harvest New York

Yolanda Gonzalez
516-305-0358


Recognizing and attracting natural enemies to urban farms and gardens

May 4, 2021

Recognizing and attracting natural enemies to urban farms and gardens

Join us for a free workshop on conserving natural enemies of pests on urban farms and gardens. We'll cover topics like: how to recognize natural enemies vs. pests and where/how to look for them. This workshop is part of a 3-year project we're starting in 2021, so we'll also provide an overview of project goals and introduce you to fellow urban growers who will be participating. You'll leave with new skills and resources for recognizing natural enemies, and all participants will receive (by mail) a hand lens to help you get a closer look at smaller insects.

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