RE: vegetable washing
If you grow aerated vegetables (tomatos, beans, spinach etc.) rather than
root veggies, then it's not a real problem. If you're doing an organic
garden instead of using every toxic chemical onder the sun, then a washing
station is not necessary. We have a community garden in NYC ( probably
smaller than the one you're planning) with 108 individual plots and a large
public garden area (clintoncommunitygarden.org)which we've been operating
for 21 years, organically in mid-town Manhattan.
We do not have a washing station.
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> Subject: Re: [cg] vegetable washing
> On 08/24/99 14:39:24 you wrote:
> >We are designing a community garden site with about 150 gardening
> >families. One aspect of the design includes a vegetable washing
> >station. We are wondering who has some good, relatively simple plans,
> >preferably plans that use recycled/reused materials.
> >CAC Gardens Program, Madison Wisconsin
> >community_garden maillist - email@example.com
> Tho' I've no plans, I would urge a system that includes reuse of the
> As this summer, and likely summer's to come, indicates, drought is a very
> serious thing, and seeming to becoming a trend.
> Waste not a drop. Capture it, water plants with it.
> I'm saying this as a farmer who's watching fellow farmers go under, and a
> citizen watching fellow citizens have no water because their
> wells went dry.
> Water, as we use it, is NOT a renewable resource, so we must start holding
> ourselves accountable for every drop we use.
> Happy Gardening!
> John Edward Verin
> Senior Apprentice
> Ecosystem Farm
> Accokeek, MD
> "The world is not to be put in order; the world is order incarnate.
> It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order."
> - Henry Miller
> Food is power... are you in control of yours?
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