SYRACUSE — Chautauqua-Wawasee, Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation and Syracuse-Wawasee Garden Club host “Gardening in the Face of a Changing Climate Workshop”, Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1-4 p.m.
The workshop, lead by John Edgerton of Shelbyville, Mich., will take place at the Oakwood Resort, 702 East Lake View Road, Syracuse. The event is free of charge. No registration is required, said a news release from Chautauqua-Wawasee.
Edgerton has been doing small-scale farming for 40 years, striving always to work in cooperation with nature. In this workshop, attendees will explore wholistic, resilient, sustainable techniques for gardening and small farming. The workshop will look at the importance of healthy soil, healthy plants and helpful insect habitat. Other subjects of focus are variety selection and other ways to account for climate-related imbalances of diseases and insects. Presenters will share what others in the bioregion are doing to address these issues and thinking beyond our own personal garden. Organizers encourage consideration of the importance in collaborating and cooperating in our wider communities to build on food security and justice.
“This workshop will be of interest to Kosciusko County Farmers, FFA groups, garden clubs and others,” said Mark Knecht of Chautauqua-Wawasee. “The presenter’s expertise and experience with prior workshops promise to make this an outstanding program,” he said.