Learn about organic gardening at Pelham’s library

PELHAM – The Pelham Public Library is offering a free opportunity for gardeners of all skill levels to learn more about organic gardening on Monday, March 13 from 6-7 p.m.

Alabama Cooperative Extension’s Regional Extension Agent Nelson Wynn will teach attendees about general organic vegetable gardening, organic fertilization and pest management. Wynn, who has vast experience and training, will be able to answer all questions about organic gardening.

Organic gardening means that synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are not used. However, that doesn’t mean plants are left to fend for themselves. Wynn will teach attendees about a variety of methods to bolster plant health and ward off pests.

Organic gardening is just as much about trying to foster a healthy natural ecosystem as it is about the vegetables families eat, according to a news release from the library.

The library aims to host one free program per month for the public. Library Supervisor David Smith said library events usually have a really good response from the public.

“We’ve done everything from meditation, yoga and Medicare seminars,” Smith said. “We try to cover a wide spectrum of interests to appeal to everybody.”

In April, the library is planning to host a shredding event to allow residents to stop by the library and shred and papers or documents for free. In May, the library will host a food preservation class that will teach participants about canning and preserving foods.

Seating for the organic gardening class is limited to about 40 people. To reserve a seat, please call the library at 620-6418.