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.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Rushton I Foundation [SMTP:Rshtn1fn@bellsouth.net]
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> 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
> 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
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