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Re: vegetable washing


I'd like to see your garden's organic policy and suspect a number of others
would as well.  How about posting it and letting the uninterested ignore it.
There could be some beneficial discussion of the successful and unsuccessful
parts of such policies, especially if others post theirs.


-----Original Message-----
From: Christine Hibbard <chibbard@pobox.upenn.edu>
To: community_garden@mallorn.com <community_garden@mallorn.com>
Date: Friday, August 27, 1999 6:47 PM
Subject: Re: [cg] vegetable washing

>I coordinate a community garden in Philadelphia. Our raised bed vegetable
>garden is smaller but we also have a lot of communal fruit and herbs. The
>idea of a washing station has never been an issue, root vegetables can be
>washed while watering one's plot. We do have a strict organic gardening
>policy which I think is really important in an urban garden or in any
>garden. With ground water such an issue, destroying what water we have with
>toxic chemicals is unthinkable.  You wouldn't want to water your garden
>with waste water containing a unknown mix of roundup,sevin ....
>If youre interested in seeing our organic  policy, I'd be glad to email it
>to you.
>Christine Hibbard
>Squirrel Hill Community Garden

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