Many gardeners work diligently to build their prized garden plot near their home or farmstead. Straw bale gardening provides an excellent alternative for gardeners who lack such a location, proper soils to grow productive crops, or want to explore a new and innovative method to grow delicious home grown vegetables. Darrell McCauley, Winnebago County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent, will share his personal experience and teach the proper process of preparing the necessary supplies, managing a growing crop, and a planning for a creative layout for a successful straw bale garden.
A presentation by Kirk Moore-Nokes on Monday, March 16th at 6:30 pm. Kirk has a B.S. in Animal Science with an emphasis in Poultry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kirk has also worked for a turkey breeding company in California and has raised chickens in his Neenah backyard for seven years.
Whether a 50-acre farm or half-acre suburban lot, you can make small changes to attract pollinators. Amazingly, more than two thirds of the world's crops are pollinated by insects. Unfortunately, according to The Xerces Society, many native pollinators from bees, to wasps to butterflies are endangered due to a variety of changes including pesticide use and habitat destruction. With a little extra effort you can provide food and shelter for developing and adult insects.
A presentation by Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs on Monday, March 9th at 6:30 pm.
Fox Cities Reads 2015 Author Presentation by Christina Baker Kline, author of the Orphan Train on Monday, April 20th at 6:30 pm in the Shattuck Community Room.