I think that I agree with the thought that most of the plots should be
tilled, for all of the reasons given before, but I also advocate for
permanent beds as incentive. I also increase the size of the plot for those
who show commitment. As far as markers, I let the gardeners in permanent
plots make their own. Most have chosen to double dig and have put in
retaining walls of cedar or whathaveyou. I have seen some wonderful fencing
and edging, stone, brick, twigs, iron work, bed headboards. We are lucky to
be able to allow an early spring clean up, leaving seed bearing plants for
the birds and squirrels.
Good luck on what sounds like a wonderful opportunity,
lisa in minneapolis
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