Through powerpoint and discussion, we will look at "pests" a little differently than most gardeners do: they are telling us that we are doing something wrong! Let's dig deeper into truly organic and sustainable agriculture and learn to listen to what the "pests" and ecosystem are telling us. Sprays, whether organic or homemade, are not long-term solutions and can have undesirable side effects. We will start learning to identify all sorts of insects in the garden and learn how they work in order to better design our gardens to achieve balance amongst the wildlife, and still put food on our table! Finally, we will conclude with a visual review of common diseases too and what one can be done to prevent and manage them.