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RE: Community Garden


I'd go to the library and read about crop rotation, a traditional organic
farming method. Check the web, get materials from the Alabama Dept of
Agriculture, the USDA. I personally rotate veggies in my small veggie plot
to help replenish nutrients that each veggie depletes. There is a scientific
way of doing this, hence my research suggestions.

In our NYC community garden, http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org  bags of
commercially processed is worked into the soil and raw horse manure added to
our compost heap by adults. We usually use gloves and wash our hands. I know
that there are some e-coli issues, but we're not researched them. Again, I'd
suggest that you contact your local board of health and agriculture
departments for guidance.

Happy gardening,


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	James Rushton I Foundation [SMTP:Rshtn1fn@bellsouth.net]
> Sent:	Friday, February 18, 2000 12:13 PM
> To:	'community_garden@mallorn.com'
> Cc:	'drushton@bellsouth.net'
> Subject:	[cg] Community Garden
> We have had a community garden for the past several years in a public 
> housing community in Birmingham, AL.   We have recently read that rotating
> the planting of vegetables is very beneficial.  What are your thoughts on 
> this subject of rotating?  In particular, how many years should you wait 
> before it is necessary to change the location of planting of the 
> vegetables?
> What are your thoughts on the safety of kids handling manure in working in
> the garden?
> Thank you for any information you can furnish.
> Beverly Self
> James Rushton I Foundation
> e-mail address: rshtn1fn@bellsouth.net
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