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The Completle Organic Garden just published! 

The Complete Organic Garden is a reference on how to master your edible garden by sowing and harvesting your own non-hybrid seeds, practicing crop rotation, using organic fertilizers, pest and disease control correctly, and taking advantage of techniques to bolster your chance of success. It will also enlighten you on how to grow and maintain everything in the garden to assure a good harvest.

The book (408 pages) contains hundreds of photographs and illustrations, which will aid you through the many challenges that pop up during the growing season.

Nick Mancini is a Master Gardener, author, teacher, lecturer, garden consultant and coach with decades of experience... The Complete Organic Garden is for serious gardeners who want to achieve extraordinary results.

Available online at Amazon or directly from us for $47.00 (postage included).  Send check or money order made to Nick Mancini 484 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. 

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I've owned and looked through garden books and read a paragraph here and there but this is the first one that I am actually reading like any other book. It is well written, pleasant and communicative. You feel like you are listening to the author in a friendly environment rather than reading a book.
Everything about the book is aesthetically pleasing. The photographs are lovely but do not distract from the text and the author's directives not beyond an amateur like me. In fact because of The Complete Organic Garden I am gradually going organic.
I don't think Nick Mancini has left out anything. It is obvious that he has been personally involved in all that he writes confirming every aspect of his expertise. I bought this book also for a friend who has been gardening for years and I shall continue to keep it on my gift-giving list.
By Eva Klatt on October 5, 2015
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This book gives clear info on growing a number of fruits and vegetables. A great reference!
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Great growing advise for those wanting to grow organic vegitables.
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Excellent book! It has everything you need to know about growing an organic garden!

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Source of So Much Great Information, March 23, 2014
on March 23, 2014
Excellent resource for anyone who loves to garden and wants to LEARN a LOT about how to do it WELL.
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Connecticut Gardener, May-June (PDF)

Fairfield County Life, Spring 2014 (PDF)

Congrats from Senator Murphy (PDF)

January 23, 2014:  Westport Hands Out WeGreen Awards
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(L-R) David Mann, Chair Westport Green Task Force, Michael Aitkenhead (Awardee), Nick Mancini (Awardee), Sal Gilbertie (Awardee), James S. Marpe, First Selectman

Workshops done by Nicholas Mancini

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, February 2013, Hartford

Edible Nutmeg Magazine, Growing Saffron in Connecticut   
Winter 2012-2013

The Myth of Espalier Fruit Trees
CT Master Gardener Newsletter

Westport gardener mastering the farm to table movement
Norwalk Hour, June 10, 2012
Mastering Your Vegetable Garden
March/April 2012 Connecticut Gardener  (see cover below)
Master Gardener Unearths Organic Secrets in Norwalk 
The Daily Norwalk, 10/3/11
Master Gardener Shapes Fruit Trees
The Daily Norwalk, 3/21/11
Seaweed and Shells Help Gardens Grow
The Daily Norwalk, 11/15/10



Nick is a Certified Master Gardener from the Cooperative Extension System of the University of Connecticut, and past head Master Gardener of Vegetables, Brambles and Fruit Trees at Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, CT. He is a lecturer and consultant that specializes in Vegetables, Brambles and Espaliered Fruit Trees, and his usage of earth friendly fertilizers, pest control, recyclable materials and complementary resources discarded by the sea will be implemented on this Hands-On Approach Course.

Mr. Mancini also works with the children at the Kathryn Croaning Child Development Laboratory School at Norwalk Community College developing an organic garden where the children are introduced to the different vocabulary associated with gardening as well as the skills of planting, weeding and harvesting crops. Last year, he worked with the preschool children with respect and a genuine love of the work of a Master Gardener. The children gained so much from the experience as testimony written by one of the teachers in the program:

 “This year the children at CDLS were fortunate enough to have “Farmer Nick” be part of their learning experience.  Nick Mancini would promptly arrive every Monday morning to help the children plant an organic garden on the playground.  He taught the children about preparing the soil, planting the seeds, and maintaining the garden.  His kind, gentle nature quickly earned him celebrity status with the children.  There was constant talk about Farmer Nick and the children were so proud to see the growth that occurred in the garden.  This was a wonderful learning experience for the children at CDLS.”

If you wish to have Nick Mancini offer a seminar, course or workshop on organic gardening, please contact him at: 

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