Are you interested in creating or transitioning to organic practices in your garden? Join fellow gardeners on Saturday, April 13 to learn how to use organic practices throughout your garden and develop a plan for your property. Organic gardening is more than simply avoiding synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. In this workshop you will learn about soil health, cover corps, pest management, and sourcing organic products with an eye toward permaculture and creating a holistic ecosystem.

“Each year we focus on a different sustainable living topic and we think a holistic organic gardening approach is central to sustainability” Hamilton County SWCD Urban Conservationist Claire Lane said. “This workshop is great because it is not just about receiving great information but also developing a plan to implement it on your property so we focus on providing access to expert speakers so attendees can ask specific questions regarding their property and get advice.”

The Sustainability Workshop will take place at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall in Noblesville. The workshop costs $20 per person (includes lunch) and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration can be completed at www.hamiltonswcd.org. Space is limited.

Questions regarding the event can be directed to Claire.lane@hamiltoncounty.in.gov or (317) 773-2181. This workshop is part of an annual spring Sustainability Series held by Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District and Purdue Extension Hamilton County. This year’s event is also sponsored by Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District.