Sweetwater Workshop Series: A Local Food Security Program: The Art of Companion Planting with Willow LaMonte
General Event Information
Join us Sunday January 13th, from 12:30 – 2:30pm for “The Art of Companion Planting” with Willow LaMonte. The art of growing vegetables, herbs and flowers together in communities that enhance the growth of each is the basis of companion planting. Learn which plants help their neighbors grow better, invite pollinators, deter harmful garden pests and enhance flavors and nutrition in their companions. Folk Herbalist Willow LaMonte is a long-time organic gardener and wild crafter. She is a member of the American Herbalist Guild, the Florida Herb Society, and United Plant Savers. Amidst oak trees in Valrico she grows a small organic herb nursery and botanical gardens, Willow Herbal Delight Gardens, using Permaculture methods. She loves to dream in Neolithic.
Organic seeds & seedlings will be available for sale. The workshop suggested fee is $15-20. Cash or check only. Following the workshop, stay for the Sweetwater Sunday Market and Live Music Series also located at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm. There will also be a free farm tour that afternoon. The Sunday Market and Live Music Series runs from noon to 4:00 p.m. Must RSVP to Elizabeth Murray, Event Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-887-4066.