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Brookfield Library Spring Garden Talk 2014

March 15, 2014

The Friends of the Brookfield Library continue their annual Spring Garden Talk with an emphasis on small fruit gardening this year.

Bob Barthel of Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon will stop by the library on April 3, 2014, at 7 PM in the Community Room. The Barthel Farm, which is over 100 years old, produces apples, strawberries, pumpkins, and pears. His state of the art systems for monitoring insects, disease and environmental conditions have been installed at the farm.  Their methods are practical and economical, as well as environmentally sound. Bob knows his farming has an impact on the customer, his employees, and most importantly, his crops. One person on their staff has a Ph.D. in insect biology and is an expert in controlling apple insect pests without chemicals. Their "Integrated Pest Management System" has cut pesticide use by over 50%. Currently, Bob is farming 30 acres of orchard, 15 acres of strawberries, and 40 acres of various fruit and field crops.  Growing healthy fruit is Barthel’s long-time heritage.  Don’t miss this interesting and informative presentation given by one of the experts in our area on growing healthy fruits.

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