Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jessica Walliser to speak at Mt. Lebanon Public Library

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, from 7-8 PM, Jessica Walliser will be speaking at the Mt. Lebanon Library about Deer Proofing and Pest Proofing Your Yard Naturally - Simple Strategies that Work. Ms. Walliser writes for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and co-hosts “The Organic Gardeners” on KDKA-Radio.

I wanted to provide a little background about Jessica since her name is not spelled correctly on the Municipality's website.

  • September 27, 7-8 p.m., Jessica Wallister, free-lance horticulturalist, Deer Proofing and Pest Proofing your Yard Naturally—Simple Strategies that Work.
About Jessica

Jessica Walliser co-hosts “The Organic Gardeners” on KDKA-Radio in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a former contributing editor for Organic Gardening magazine and a regular contributor to Fine GardeningUrban Farm, and Hobby Farms magazines. Jessica also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of The American Horticultural Society.
Her two weekly gardening columns for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review have been enjoyed by readers for over eight years. Her fourth book, Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control, was released by Timber Press in January of 2014 and was named one of the Top 12 Gardening Books by Martha Stewart Living magazine in March of 2015. It was also awarded the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award.
The former owner of a 25-acre organic market farm, Jessica 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.
She is author of the Amazon best-seller Good Bug, Bad Bug: Who’s Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically and blogs weekly for both and
Jessica lives and gardens northwest of Pittsburgh with her husband and son, seven chickens, two hermit crabs, and billions and billions of very good bugs.

1 comment:

E. T. Gillen said...

It is unfortunate that Mt. Lebanon commissioners and manager had a conference call with Cornell's Paul Curtis to speak about deer, when we have a local expert and Penn State grad, who is not affiliated with Tony DeNicola, actually step foot in Mt. Lebanon to speak about deer proofing our gardens naturally. I haven't seen a LeboALERT on this event. Have you?

Mt. Lebanon commissioners have a simple strategy too. Mt. Lebanon's simple strategy is to spend over $100,000 on killing deer, in perpetuity. Perhaps, John Bendel, the gardeners should take ownership on this project. Oh that's right. They are "donating" their twelve properties.