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Wattles for Garden Borders

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I had an edible garden installation in late June at the Sonoma Marin Fair where I decided to experiment with a new type of border called a “wattle.”  It’s a long snake-like border made of straw bundled in plastic netting, and it was featured in Sunset Magazine a few months ago as a nice option […]

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Bounty Farm Demo Garden Update

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I thought I would post a slideshow with an update of the Bounty Farm plot. Now seems like a good time, as I just harvested my first veggies from the plot – some radishes and mustard greens. There are still areas of the garden that have yet to be planted and decisions to be made […]

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350 Garden Challenge: Halt Climate Change with Gardens

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As the edible gardening craze continues, local nonprofits are taking advantage of the momentum to try to install 350 gardens in Sonoma County, California in one weekend (May 15-16). There are now 430 gardens signed up!  iGROW Sonoma is leading the effort with partnering organizations that include: Daily Acts, GoLocal, Living Mandala, School Garden Network, […]

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Raised Beds

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Heritage Salvage and Petaluma Bounty have joined forces to install raised beds in the demo garden I have begun at the Petaluma Bounty Farm.  While the soil was good enough that it wasn’t necessary to use raised beds, it will be a nice demonstration for people who don’t have such good soil and prefer to […]

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Cover Crop Composting in Place

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Today I began really cutting down the cover crop in my raised beds in the back. I cut the favas down towards the soil surface, but left their roots intact so as not to disturb the soil structure. I opted to leave all the snails I could find in the bed so that they can […]

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