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. He provides state-of-the-art advice on natural 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 Texas Fair.


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Soil Detox and Management for Natural Organic Growing of Hemp and Other Medicinal and Culinary Crops

Howard Garrett explains how a simple, natural organic program of soil detox and increased biological activity for growing food and medicinal crops works better in every way (including from an economic standpoint). He shows how his management program can result in a 40 to 50 percent reduction in water use, while detoxing the soil for purity in the finished crops and products. He also answers specific questions from the audience on pests, plants, and procedures. Learn why to use this program to grow hemp for uncontaminated CBD oil and other related products.

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Grit Stage

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 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:

Texas, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage
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