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This webinar was presented live on April 28, 2022.
Growing vegetables in any size garden provides the gardener with an array of important benefits that can also be shared with their community. Gardening can improve dietary practices of families and communities, in addition to offering increased food security. There is also the potential for stress reduction, increased micronutrient consumption, and greater social connection through planting, growing, and harvesting vegetables from small, self or community operated gardens. This webinar will outline to most important steps in starting a vegetable garden. Detailed guidance with respect to a layout design of a garden, establishing hearty seedlings, building healthy soils, and recognizing the needs of vegetative vs flowering stages of common vegetables, as well as methods of organic pest and weed control are included. Participants will acquire a significant amount of important gardening principles and will be able to grow a wide variety of vegetables depending upon their climate and growing conditions.
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 1.8.2, 1.8.4, 8.1.4
- Identify the core requirements for several types of vegetables that can serve as dietary staple foods.
- List the most important qualities of garden soil to support optimal plant growth.
- Describe two methods of pest control, one method of weed control and one method of preventing fungal infection of vegetable plants/or seedlings.
John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD
John Bagnulo has an MPH from the University of North Carolina and a Doctorate degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Maine. He has worked as a researcher, a university associate professor, and a consultant for the past twenty years. He currently serves as a core faculty member for the Center for Mind Body Medicine and as the Director of Nutrition for Nutritional Medicinals. In addition to his passion for increasing the public’s knowledge and awareness around the subject of how food and agriculture influence patterns of health and disease, John is an adventure traveler and climber having spent considerable time in many of the World’s remote mountain ranges with indigenous cultures.