Georgia Perennial Plant Association: Jessica Walliser, Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically

This presentation, part of an ongoing series presented as part of an ongoing Georgia Perennial Plant Association series, will help you easily identify the most common invasive and beneficial insects in your garden. Walliser also will offer advice on how to organically attract the good guys and manage the bad guys – without reaching for the toxic chemicals.

Jessica Walliser is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine and a regular contributor to Fine Gardening, Urban Farm, and Hobby Farms magazines and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Her fourth book, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control, was released by Timber Press and was named one of the Top 12 Gardening Books by Martha Stewart Living magazine 2015. Jessica is the former owner of a 25-acre organic market farm and received her degree in ornamental horticulture from The Pennsylvania State University. She’s taught a diverse array of gardening topics for over 20 years and is a former faculty member of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Free, reservations are not required. Event starts at 7:00 pm with sign-in, light refreshments and a chance to mingle with fellow garden enthusiasts and Georgia Perennial Plant Association members. Speakers begin at 7:30 pm. For more information, please call 240.505.0598.