Somerville Garden Club

August 10, 2022 Virtual Meeting – Critter Control in the Garden

Peter Heller, Somerville Garden Club member, and lead coordinator of the Tufts Community Garden since 2003, will facilitate a discussion on critter control in our gardens.  Peter will present a slide show on how critters behave and talk about the techniques, best practices, and gardening behavior-modifications that have been successful for him in controlling the impact of squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, and rats in his home and community gardens.  A roundtable discussion will follow for attendees to share their own experiences, knowledge, and ideas on the topic.

Peter Niels Heller loves gardening at his home in Somerville and at the Tufts Community Garden, where he is one of the coordinators.  Every year, the dividing line between dahlias and tomatoes in his plot moves a little further into the tomato territory.  Peter has lived in Davis Square for a long time, helped raise kids, and has worked in professions from electronics engineer to architect. Peter has 20 years’ experience defending flowering bulbs, dahlia shoots, asters, and vegetables from squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, and rats.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. If you are interested in attending our virtual meeting, but have not received the meeting link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email for the link.

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