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Straw Bale gardening is more economical, easier on your back, and is great for people with mobility issues. After over 40 years of gardening in four states, Wanda has experimented with many forms of gardening including Ruth Stout’s raised beds, keyhole gardening, and the French Intensive Gardening Method. She has tried many

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INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC GARDENING WHAT IS ORGANIC GARDENING Organic gardening is a process that promotes and enhances biodiversity, natural biological cycles and soil biological actives that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony. Organic gardening basic tenets are feeding the soil though decaying organic matter and utilizing

plants. Tuck a plant or two in a basket and place it on a shelf. Dwarf and slow growing plant varieties, vertical gardening and square foot gardening methods can add to your eye appeal as well as your table. Flowers, fruits and herbs can be Gardening for Small Spaces Article and photos by Terri Simon, Master Gardener cont’d on pg. 6

Straw Bale Gardening Basics Would you like to grow a vegetable garden, but you have poor soil or you are unable or unwilling to get down on the ground to plant and harvest, or do you simply hate pulling weeds? “Straw Bale Gardening” is just what you need! Easy access is one benefit of gardening in bales

stain concrete and wood decking. Container Vegetable Gardening 6-8 hrs sun for warm season vegetable crops 4-5 hrs sun for cool season vegetable crops. Container Ornamental Gardening If your area gets at least 6 hours of direct sun, you can choose plants for “full

school will have a more comprehensive gardening program to teach students valuable life skills. We designed the manual in two main parts: a general organic gardening guide that any school can use to create a comprehensive gardening program and a more specific section to address the specific needs of the Baan Huay Euen School.

Oakville, Ontario Phone 905-845-6601 Fax 905-815-6032 Pesticide Hotline 905-815-6090 Please contact us with specific concerns regarding: lawn and gardening practices water-efficient plants native plants alternative ground covers pest problems general gardening advice Mission Statement Oakville's Guide to gardening naturally 1

Homestead Gardening: A Manual for Program Managers, Implementers, and Practitioners 4. Access to water. While the techniques used in homestead gardening are designed to enhance moisture retention in the soil, water is still a vital ingredient of any garden. Plants need to be watered regularly, especially in dry areas.File Size: 1MBPage Count: 41

gardening can be done with little or no economic resource, by the use of locally available planting materials, green manures, life fencing or indigenous methods of pest control. Home gardening production system can easily be done by the poor (UNDP, 1996). UNDP, (1996) and Marsh, (1998), opined that

hold. Gardening provides all sorts of mental, emotional and even spiritual benefits too. And so, in honour of spring and of the beginning of yet another gardening season, I’ve decided to dedicate this issue to “garden therapy,” aka. all of the lesser known benefits of gardening beyond the obvious physical benefits it provides.

My Straw Bale Gardening Experience So Far . . . . Page 2 I started conditioning the straw bales on May 7 and finished on May 23. As you can see by the attached notes that I kept during the process, weather and life events sometimes interfere with the best-laid gardening plans; i.e. an 11-day textbook process turns into a 16-day real time process.