Re: Bark Mulch and community gardens
- Subject: Re: [cg] Bark Mulch and community gardens
- From: "Deborah Mills" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 20:34:49 -0700
Another good idea instead of having to add more nitrogen to your soil is
(depending on the area's size) you could compost the material. It makes for
a wonderful "brown" material. Another thought is if you have another area in
your garden, like perennials, you could move the bark to that area.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Richmond" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 8:34 AM
Subject: [cg] Bark Mulch and community gardens
> I'm a long-time lurker on this list who enjoys receiving it every day. I
> live in the oldest residential neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, one
> from downtown, the state capitol, and city hall. This year I'm starting a
> backyard garden using biointensive techniques, especially from John
> I just put in my compost piles last night.
> Parts of two of the beds I want to dig are in a part of the yard that is
> covered with bark mulch. Can I mix that into the ground as I dig, or is it
> more productive to do something else with it?
> Congratulations on ACGA's move to Blacksburg. I lived there for six years
> and not only is it a wonderful town, but it will find a great deal of
> community support there, some of it from old friends of mine who direct
> Virginia Tech's recycling program and the student YMCA. Hopefully we can
> make some use of this resource in Richmond. There is a small community
> garden on a lot where there used to be a house. In my section of the city
> and in a few others there are thousands of vacant lots, a few of them
> block-sized, where gardens could take off. I'd like to get in on that
> movement once I've got a little experience with my own garden.
> John Richmond
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