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Charlie has worked for more than 30 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners around the country.
No-Dig Gardening- Stop turning and tilling the soil and still produce an abundant harvest of veggies, herbs, and flowers. No-Dig Gardening protects and builds up the natural fertility of soil so you do less weeding, fertilizing, watering and tilling. Using layers of organic matter, no dig is a way to help carbon sequestration in the soil while still producing a great harvest.
Foodscaping/Edible Landscaping-Learn how to grow beautiful and edible vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers in your landscape without sacrificing looks and style. See the unusual and beautiful fruits and vegetables that can replace ornamentals in your yard.
Vegetable Gardening for Dummies- A great class for novices or experienced gardeners looking for a tune-up. Discover Charlies' 5 S's for creating a vegetable garden that is easy, fun, and productive.
Pollinator Gardening- Learn the best ways to attract bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects into your garden by growing the right plants, providing water resources, and creating places for hiding and nesting.
Organic Lawn Care- More pesticides and chemical fertilizers are used on lawns than in any other part of our yard and garden. Learn some basic techniques for caring for your lawn using common sense techniques and organic practices that reduce the number of chemicals going into our yards and running off into waterways, while still have an attractive lawn.
Organic Pest Controls- Learn the basics of controlling pests in the vegetable garden, flower garden, landscape, and lawn. Follow techniques that emphasize cultural controls and barriers and use organic sprays only as a last resort.
Native, Invasives and Weeds- Learn about what plants are considered a native, invasive, and exotic with suggestions for controlling these invasives and replacing them with native plants.
Charlie Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, consultant, speaker, radio, and television personality.
Charlie has worked for more than 30 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, online, and the printed page. He delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone. His energy, exuberance, and love of the natural world also make Charlie an exciting public speaker and presenter. He has spoken at flower shows and to gardening groups, clubs, and Master Gardeners from Washington to Rhode Island. He formerly was the senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association (NGA).
Currently, he also is a garden consultant and coach helping gardeners improve their skills.
Charlie has written for national magazines such as Organic Gardening contributed to many of the “Gardening for Dummies” titles, authoring Vegetable Gardening For Dummies in 2009. He wrote Northeast Fruit and Vegetable Growing in 2012, Month by Month in New England (2011), and Urban Gardening for Dummies(2013), Foodscaping (2015), and The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening (2020).
Charlie’s skills as a garden communicator extend beyond the printed page. He was the host of PBS’s Garden Smart, reaching more than 60 million households. He has also been a gardening expert on many national syndicated television shows on HGTV, The Discovery Channel, and PBS. In Vermont, he co-hosts “In The Garden” tips on the local CBS affiliate television station (WCAX-Channel 3), a weekly, call-in radio show on WJOY-1230AM, has weekly show on Vermont Public Radio called the All Things Gardening, and a weekly show on Connecticut Public Radio called Connecticut Garden Journal. Charlie also leads gardening and food trips abroad. He's recently been to England, Cuba, Italy, Spain and France. Charlie also offers webinars on his website; gardeningwithcharlie.com.
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