Howard Garrett

Dirt Doctor

Texas Organic Research Center


Howard Garrett is recognized as one of the leaders in the research, education, and promotion of natural, organic products and practices. He was born in Pittsburg, Texas, graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1965, received a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University in 1969 and served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1970 to 1977. He has extensive experience in natural organic gardening, landscape contracting, greenhouse growing, golf course planning and maintenance, and organic product development. Garrett provides state-of-the-art advice on natural and organic gardening, landscaping, pet health, composting, pest control, and how to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Books by This Speaker: The Organic Manual

Howard will be speaking at the Kansas Fair.


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How to Maintain Trees for Maximum Health and Production Using Cost Effective Natural, Organic Techniques

Hear about natural, organic tree-planting techniques in detail: why they work better, why dramatically exposed root flares are important, and how to expose flares properly so trees can resist pests and reach their potential. Howard Garrett explains the use of natural, organic techniques and products that are effective (and will save water and money). He also provides pruning information, including proper techniques and why to avoid lifting, gutting, and flush cutting.
Organic Gardening Keynote

Available In:

Kansas, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage

How to Apply Beneficial Insects (and the Newest Innovations) to Control Insects, Diseases, and Weeds Naturally and Organically!

Find out about successful insect, disease, and weed control programs that are natural and organic. Howard Garrett shows how to identify good and bad bugs, how to protect and work with beneficial insects, and what pest control products to use in certain situations. Diseases are even easier to manage, and Garrett shares successful disease controls. He also discusses weeds, weed control, and natural and organic weed control products.
Organic Gardening Keynote

Available In:

Kansas, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Grit Stage
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