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Raise beds


My untreated, wood frame raised bed has lasted me over 10 years now in NYC.
If you used brick or stone to frame your bed, it should last longer. Some
folks do equally as well with unframed beds. Don't know why you're doing
only 3-4 years. I mean, if you're composting and building up your soil, 3-4
years is when you're starting to cook.

Best wishes,

Adam Honigman 

-----Original Message-----
From: REX SCATES [mailto:rexscates@msn.com]
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 1:48 PM
To: Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com; jenlauzon@hotmail.com;
community_garden@mallorn.com
Cc: betsy@bostonnatural.org
Subject: RE: [cg] good community garden book?




thnaks for all the help :)

now to buy a few and attempt to estimate the amount of compost to order from

our recycling company. (free except for the truck) :)

any suggestions on what to how to make raised beds last more than 3-4 years?




>From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
>To: "'Jennifer Lauzon'" <jenlauzon@hotmail.com>, rexscates@msn.com,   
>community_garden@mallorn.com
>CC: "'betsy@bostonnatural.org'" <betsy@bostonnatural.org>
>Subject: RE: [cg] good community garden book?
>Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 10:05:02 -0500
>
>The best written, one volume treatment of community gardening remains,
>Jobb, J.  (1979).  The Complete Book of Community Gardening.  New York:
>William Morrow and Co. Every time I get the bug to write one, I just pick
>Jobb's book and realize that even after 23 years, it's hard to beat for
>historical context and down to earth, practical advice. Because this book 
>is
>so good, it's usually missing from most public libraries (i.e.,  "Steal 
>this
>Book!" ) I obtained my copy from Amazon.
>
>Another fine cg book that you'll find missing from your in local library is
>
>
>A Handbook of Community Gardening
>By Boston Urban Gardeners - Edited By Susan Naimark
>Charles Scribner's Sons - New York 1982
>SB457.3.H26 635  81-23302
>
>ISBN 0-684-17466-9  AACR2
>
>While it's out of print,   you can purchase a copy through ACGA treasurer,
>Betsy Johnson (I think she  has a few copies left.)
>
>Betsy's contact information:
>
>Elizabeth (Betsy) Johnson
>Boston Natural Areas Network
>59 Temple Place #558
>Boston MA MA 02111
>phone: 617-542-7696 fax: 617-542-0383
>email: betsy@bostonnatural.org
>
>Best wishes,
>
>Adam Honigman
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jennifer Lauzon [mailto:jenlauzon@hotmail.com]



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