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Re: Dealing with animals in gardens

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Dealing with animals in gardens
  • From: adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 14:13:08 -0400

Friends, 
 
I've found that a good perimeter fence is the best way to deal with predators, two legged and four. 
You have a garden, and you don't want your veggies eaten by any unauthorized beast. 
 
Norway rats are the four legged creature that gives us the most trouble at the Clinton Community Garden here in NYC - and they come from all the darn construction in the neighborhood.  When we have to deal with them, it's baiting, water in their holes ( boiling oil is too expensive) and collapsing their warrens. 
 
Duluth MN, ( not the fictional place written about so amusingly by Gore Vidal) has to have food pantries and soup kitchens that feed the hungry. I have to believe that a shotgun kept in the shed would help the garden provide desperately needed protein for the hungry. 
 
Flopsy and Bambi can feed families. Here's the website for the Minnesota group, Hunters Against Hunger
 
http://www.mnhuntersagainsthunger.com/ . They can provide tips on drop off spots for carcases, refrigeration tips, etc.  When you get handed lemons, or in this case rabbits and deer, you take this bounty and send it where it will do the best good. 
 
And if charity starts at home, then here are some great recipes: 
 
 http://homecooking.about.com/od/game/
 
Best wishes, 
Adam Honigman
Hell's Kitchen NYC
-----Original Message-----
From: duluthcommgarden@yahoo.com
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Sent: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 12:54 PM
Subject: [cg] Dealing with animals in gardens


Here in Duluth, Minnesota, deer and rabbits are huge
problems in community gardens.  A number of gardeners
have fenced in their plots in various ways.  Fencing
has been done on an individual basis rather than on a
garden basis, mainly because of cost and differing
levels of concern about the "problem".  We'd love to
know how other gardens have addressed animal issues,
especially if any have found non-fence solutions or
deterrents to animals.


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