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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.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	beanman@ix.netcom.com [SMTP:beanman@ix.netcom.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 24, 1999 8:29 PM
> To:	cac@inxpress.net; community_garden@mallorn.com
> 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  -  community_garden@mallorn.com
> >https://secure.mallorn.com/mailman/listinfo/community_garden
> >
> Tho' I've no plans, I would urge a system that includes reuse of the
> water.
> 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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