Garlic, and hydroponic gardening featured during free lecture series

This autumn The Friends of Milford Library and the Milford Recreation Department's Benson-Crump Memorial Community Gardens Program will co-sponsor two gardening lectures at the Milford Public Library at 57 New Haven Avenue.

All lectures are free, open to the public, and held in the first floor library program room. Hot coffee, tea and light pastries will be served during each lecture.

For more information, contact Nancy at 203-783-3307 or Linda at 203-783-3280x8.

All about garlic

Monday, October 6, at 6:30 p.m., All About Garlic with Dorothea DiCecco, former associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, lecturer, garlic expert and organic gardener.

Learn about the different varieties, best ways to plant, where to acquire and how to get the biggest yields.

Hydroponic gardening

Monday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m., Hydroponic Gardening  with Pete Novajosky, former manager of Gilbertie's Organic Herb Gardens in Easton,now manager of Connecticut Roots in Stamford.

Hydroponic gardens can be grown inside, outdoors and even in small places using containers of water, or in soil-less mediums like sand, crushed rock, gravel or vermiculite. The benefits of hydroponic gardening are vast and include high yields, year round growing, water saving, and simplicity — no digging or weed pulling.