OAKLAND — Will Bonsall, of Industry, will present a series of informative talks on successful gardening March 16, 23 and 30 at the Oakland Public Library, 18 Church St.

• More Food From Less Space will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Bonsall will share techniques using the garden’s vertical dimension effectively, companion planting, intensive wide bed spacing, using both ends of short seasons etc.

• Sustainable Fertility is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23. The focus will be maintaining garden’s tilth without importing lots of stuff from elsewhere. Composting, home-grown mulch, green manures (even without enough space), and accessing the minerals that are already there (without mining).

• Seed Saving will be the topic at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Discussion will include maintaining purity, maturing, processing and storing of a special variety that isn’t always available in the marketplace or to just cut costs. Overwintering biennials for seed such as carrots, onions and kale.

Farmer, author and director of Scatterseed Project, he is co-founder of Grassroots Seed Network. Bonsall has gone far beyond homesteading, however, by founding and directing the Scatterseed Project to help preserve crop plant diversity and more recently by co-founding the Grassroots Seed Network.

For more information, call 465-7533.

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