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Urban Weeds workshop - June 12, 2014

Urban weeds - the inevitable garden intruder.

 

This Monday, the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) is hosting a free Urban Weeds workshop.  Learn how to identify and combat common garden weeds as well as other invasive plants. 

 

Perfect for all levels of gardeners, this introductory workshop explains how aggressive plants take over your yard.  It also provides easy and useful tips to gain back control without the use of dangerous herbicides.

 

Herbicides are unhealthy for you and the environment.  Stormwater runoff from your garden can carry herbicides into our water system and pollute habitat for fish and wildlife.  It can also create health risks for pets and people.  By understanding ways to control weeds without using herbicides, you can keep your yard weed-free and environmentally friendly! 

 

Pre-register for the workshop on EMSWCD’s website

 

Urban Weeds Workshop

Monday, June 16, 6 – 8 pm

EMSWCD Office

5211 N Williams Ave.