Ask the Horticulturist
Fruit & Vegetable Garden: Growing Vegetables Organically
Richard Belding, horticulturist, Fruit & Vegetable Garden
Tour start location:
Across from the Wheelbarrow Shop in the Fruit & Vegetable Garden
Fruit & Vegetable Garden horticulturist Rick Belding gives a tour of the garden, talking about sustainable gardening practices and challenges, and sharing successes in the Garden's own growing program. Discover the benefits of raised-bed gardening and growing cool- and warm-season vegetables and herbs, and learn how to plan beds for maximum success and yield. Bring your questions!
Our Fruit & Vegetable Garden beekeeper, Ann Stevens, will also "bee" answering questions and discussing current issues with bees. Ann manages the separate beehives that were added to the Fruit & Vegetable Garden to aid in pollination, and she is a terrific source of information on current issues related to bees and beekeeping.
Finish your organic gardening tour by picking up your free heirloom seedling to plant in your own garden — Lemon Drop tomato.
This program is available to Garden members and visitors as part of World Environment Day programming. Standard Garden parking fees apply; Garden members receive free parking.