Learn about the garden ecosystem to find environmentally sound solutions for pests and diseases. A combination of methods is usually more effective over the long term than any single method. We must begin by understanding the nature of the problem, choosing the right approach, and applying it correctly. This class will present the 8 components of Integrated Pest Management: Prevention, Identification, Monitoring, Natural enemies, Cultural practices, Habitat modification, Physical removal, and Pesticides. This class will feature a lively presentation called “Meet the Beneficials”, plus a customized tour of the UC IPM website.