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Summer Gardening: Tips on Keeping Your Garden Healthy Even in Drought Conditions

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Horticulture experts join us to talk about current drought conditions and answer questions about summer gardening, including vegetables, invasives, pests, tree care and more.

Panelists:
Andrew Brand, interim director of horticulture, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
David Handley, vegetable and small fruit specialist and a cooperating professor of horticulture for the University of Maine; based at Highmoor Farm, the Maine Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Monmouth, Maine
VIP Callers:
Ryan Gordon, hydro-geologist, Maine Geological Survey, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Jenna Martyn-Fisher, education and technical specialist, Cumberland County Soil & Conservation District

Resources:
UMaine fact sheet for gardeners regarding lead in the soil
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association seed planting calendar
"What To Do When Your Garden Is A Mess"

Bulletin #2281, Know Your Soil: Lead in the Soil

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