Dealing with Garden Pests: An Integrated Approach for the Home Gardener will be presented at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, by John T. Pietroski, Master Gardener Pesticide Educator and Manager of Pesticide Programs at the Maine Board of Pesticide Control in Augusta, as the third session of the Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series.

Dealing with Garden Pests: An Integrated Approach for the Home Gardener will be presented at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, by John T. Pietroski, Master Gardener Pesticide Educator and Manager of Pesticide Programs at the Maine Board of Pesticide Control in Augusta, as the third session of the Camden Garden Club Winter Horticulture Series hosted by the Camden Public Library will host the program on Zoom. Anyone wishing to attend should email [email protected] to request a Zoom link.

Pietroski will discuss the proper approach for home gardeners to apply when diagnosing plant pest problems and how to seek environmentally sound treatments for them. Chronic misuse of pesticides by homeowners and gardeners is a growing problem that affects the environment around us. Proper use and application, storage, and disposal of pesticides, as well as other tactics to deter garden pests, such as cultivation practices, timing of planting, etc. will also be discussed as ways to minimize pesticide usage.

Camden Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc. For more information about the club and its activities visit the club’s website www.camdengardenclub.org or contact [email protected]