Among the topics to be covered on a tour of this West Stockbridge garden is soil management, including use of cover crops, various methods of in-garden composting, and adapting to no-till gardening. Participants will view different planting strategies for various crops using raised beds, mounding and vertical space. Various pest management strategies will be discussed. Also included is a walk-through and discussion of the values of an unheated greenhouse for the year-round production of vegetables.
Ron Kujawski, Ph.D, is the former landscape and nursery specialist for UMass Cooperative Extension. He is a garden writer, educator and researcher in IPM, plant nutrition and soil science and teaches for the horticultural industry throughout New England.