Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Steven Zien's future speaking engagements!

Organic Horticulturist Steven Zien will be giving a 45 minute program on "SOIL NOT JUST A DIRTY WORD: Take a revealing journey into the mysteries of managing your soil's biology for an easy care, healthy, pest free garden and landscape” at the following times and locations.

January 15, 2010 at 10:45 am for the Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento County, 5750 Grant Ave. Sacramento. For meeting information contact Patti Uplinger at 916/455-3122.

February 16, 2010 at Noon for the Lincoln Dirt Gardeners at Fruitvale Hall, 3425 Fruitvale Rd., Lincoln. For meeting information contact Marian Stonesifer at 916/645-7543.

February 23, 2010 at 10:00 am for the Sutter Buttes Garden Club in Yuba City at the Yuba-Sutter Fair Grounds Flower Building, 442 Franklin Rd. Yuba City. For meeting information contact Fran Miller 530/742-2273.

Attend any of these presentations and learn how beneficial soil organisms (known as the soil foodweb) are critical in creating a favorable environment for plant growth. Discover the latest techniques and tools you can use to maximize the influence of these extremely beneficial soil organisms for a healthy, pest free garden, lawn and landscape. The deadly influence of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides on the soil foodweb will also be unearthed. This class will benefit novice gardeners, green-thumbers and horticultural professionals alike.

For information on the presentation contact Steven at bugslrc@gmail.com.

January 20, 2010 at 8 am at the Sacramento Valley Landscape & Nursery Expo in Sacramento Steve will be making a presentation on "Organic Alternatives for Pest Management." Demand for organic horticultural pest management products is increasing. A smart horticultural professional will realize that organic pest control starts with knowledge and prevention. You don't simply sell organic products and services, but you market a complete line of organic items that are part of a pest management program. This give you the opportunity to increase sales, profits and customer satisfaction. Discover the products and marketing techniques to be successful in selling and providing organic alternatives for pest management. This presentation is primarily for horticultural professionals and is part of the Expo's Nursery Track and therefore structured for that audience.