Raised beds or plant directly in your
about bed preparation options for the urban gardener and the many things
to consider for higher crop yields and soil fertility. We will look at
soil reports, soil amendments, discuss cost and resource uses in
establishing growing areas, and conclude with why using your native soil
and double-digging is the most efficient, cost-effective solution. In
well-prepared beds, plants will grow better and need less water, and
weeds will come out easily. Our class will include a hands-on
demonstration of double-digging at the Common Ground Garden.
Robin works to connect people with the
earth through growing food and through her local company, Take Root. She
helps get home gardens going and keeps them flourishing. She is
co-author of Ecology Action's Booklet 34 - Food for the Future Now.