City Fruit is offering a class on Organic Pest Management Saturday, May 14, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Bradner Gardens Park, 1733 Bradner Pl. S., this is in the Mt. Baker neighborhood.
This workshop takes an ecological approach to protecting apples, pears, Asian pears and stone fruits from common pests in the Pacific Northwest, including apple maggot fly, codling moth, scab and other fungal diseases.
The class will address strategies ranging from choosing more resistant cultivars, maintaining tree hygiene, using barriers, installing traps, promoting beneficial insects and using organic sprays.
The course instructor is Ingela Wanerstrand, owner of Green Darner Garden Design, specializing in edible landscapes, and has more than 20 years’ experience maintaining gardens and orchards.