UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco
University of California
UC Master Gardeners of San Mateo & San Francisco

Companion Planting and Integrated Pest Management in Edible Gardening - RC Speakers Series

Date: July 14, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Contact: Master Gardeners San Mateo & San Francisco Co

Sponsor: Master Gardeners San Mateo/San Francisco Co.

Location: Redwood City Veterans’ Memorial Senior Center - Gold Star Room

Event Details

Do peas love potatoes? Will onions save your carrots? Companion plants are those that improve the performance of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. Learn which plant companion recommendations are proven and which are merely folklore. Used wisely, companion planting can be an effective part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan for your home garden.

This class is free but pre-registration is required. Seating is limited.

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Presenter UC Master Gardener Shilpa Thanawala: A San Carlos-based UC Master Gardener, Shilpa enjoys growing herbs, fruit trees, and vegetables to use for cooking and baking. Her small home garden contains more than 30 varieties of fruit trees, canes, and shrubs, a large herb garden, and many varieties of annual and perennial vegetables. She grows new and uncommon varieties from seed whenever possible and is always excited to share experiences and plants with both new and expert gardeners. A San Francisco native, Shilpa has a deep appreciation for the Bay Area’s unique microclimates and ecology, and is passionate about sustainable and environmentally beneficial approaches to gardening.

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