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From pests to partners: natural pest and disease management

Sunday 12 May 2024 10:00 13:00

Cody Dock, E16 4TL

How to thriving gardens and happy ecosystems through a holistic approach to pests and plant care

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A ladybird and aphids on a plant.. Credit: Ediecz: Shutterstock

A ladybird and aphids on a plant.. Credit: Ediecz: Shutterstock

We all want our plants to thrive and be free of pests and diseases. Chemical solutions once promised a quick fix, but we now understand the devastating effects that pesticides have not only for our own health, but for wildlife and the wider environment. So what are we to do?

Some of the themes we will explore include: A holistic approach to plant health; How to address a range of garden problems using natural ingredients and plants themselves; as well as other methods of prevention and treatment that we can use to promote plant health and resilience; and foster vibrant ecosystems in our gardens.

This session is taking place at Cody Dock, a lovely nature reserve and community garden close to Star Lane or Canning Town stations (6min from Stratford).

About the trainer

Camila Barboza is a food and herb grower, holistic gardener and forager. She is endlessly fascinated by the wonders of nature, and the beautiful processes that we get to enjoy as gardeners, such as seeds turning into plants and old plants turning into soil.

She currently works at Hackney Herbal, spreading the love for plants, soil, and the natural world through community gardening, courses, and workshops.


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Published Sunday 12 May 2024

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