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RE: query: start-up costs


Jack, 

1) Does that $100 figure factor in professional labor?

2) How large a work crew do you use, and how many beds do you create during
the course of the day? ( Me, I'm an amateur and setting up one bed knocks me
out.) 

Best wishes,

Adam

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jack N. Hale [SMTP:jackh@knoxparks.org]
> Sent:	Monday, February 26, 2001 4:01 PM
> To:	community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject:	RE: [cg] query: start-up costs
> 
> In our smaller gardens on bad soil, we often build raised beds that are 4'
> by 8' and a foot deep.  We use recycled plastic landscape timbers that are
> about 3" thick.  It takes 12 timbers, 4 of them cut in half, plus about 30
> 6" galvanized twist deck spikes to make one bed.  It holds just over 1
> yard
> of soil.  I figure a little over $100 per bed when I'm budgeting.  There
> are
> cheaper ways to do raised beds - making them bigger, for instance - but
> this
> size is very solid and easy to build.  A group of people can pick them up
> and move them after they have been constructed.  They make a nice
> manageable
> unit within the garden.
> Good luck.
> Jack Hale
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
> [mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of
> LoAlliance@aol.com
> Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 1:26 PM
> To: community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject: [cg] query: start-up costs
> 
> 
> I am working on a proposal for a community garden.  I need to make a
> budget
> and wonder if anyone can answer these questions:
> 
> 1. Exactly what lumber and other materials are needed to build a raised
> bed,
> say a series of raised rows to cover most of a lot (I don't have the
> dimensions yet, so let's say its 25 by 40)
> 
> 2. How many yards of soil do you need per square yard of garden?
> 
> Many thanks!
> 
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