Learn how to start a beautiful, productive early spring garden at a free program at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Belfast Free Library.

Sharon Turner will teach the principles of no-till, weed-free “lasagna” style gardening that will include soil types and testing, composting, mulching, organic pest and weed control, and effective garden layout and design. Her lecture, hosted by Belfast Garden Club, will also address incorporating native plants to attract birds and beneficial insects. Turner is a certified Master Gardener, consultant, educator and designer based in Washington. She specializes in heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings, as well as native perennials, shrubs, and trees. She grows for FedCo seeds.

For more information, visit belfastgardenclub.org and the club’s Facebook page, or contact club president Bonnie Irwin at 703-9057 or bonnie.m.irwin@gmail.com.