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Dealing with Pests: Integrated Pest Management
Collective Roots Community Garden
1785 Woodland Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Contact: mgsmsf@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: Master Gardeners of San Mateo & SF Counties

Dealing with Pests: Integrated Pest Management

Description: Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a sustainable approach to pest control. Unlike conventional pest control methods which rely on chemical pesticides, IPM integrates multiple approaches to minimize pest damage while also minimizing risks to human health and the environment. The key principles, and general and specific controls will be discussed.

UC Master Gardener Presenter Barbara Cohrssen: Barbara has been a Master Gardener since 2007. She is a certified industrial hygienist who has been self employed for over 30 years. Barbara has spent the last 20 years editing multi-volume books on toxicology and occupational health and safety. Prior to self employment, Barbara worked as a ceramic engineer, special librarian, and environmental engineer. She has a dieffenbachia plant (really a cutting from it) that she bought over 50 years ago. She spends her time upgrading her small garden in northeast San Francisco, walking her dog, and various volunteer activities.

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