Organic Gardening: Starting from the Ground Up

Zachary Boone Snipes, Clemson University Horticulture Extension Agent

Gardening, whether it’s growing fruits and veggies or maintaining a flower bed, begins before the season and below the ground. Optimizing soil health, plant resistance, and planting dates can improve overall plant health without using chemicals. Learn simple management strategies that can turn your garden into the envy of the neighborhood.

Zachary Boone Snipes is a Horticulture Extension Agent for Clemson University, with a focus on commercial vegetable and small fruit production in the Lowcountry. He works primarily in Charleston and Beaufort Counties. His program involves providing technical assistance to growers with a strong emphasis on integrated pest management (IPM). Additionally, Zack has responsibilities pertaining to pesticide trainings and marketing for growers. Zack received his BS degree from Presbyterian College in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He received his MS degree from Clemson University in Plant and Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Plant Pathology.

Bring your lunch or a dish to share and your own non-disposable cup. Lunch begins at noon with the presentation at 12:30 PM. Free for Master Gardeners and those with Cypress Gardens Season Passes,
$10.00 per person for others.

Contact Dwight at or 843-553-0515 to register.

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