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Re: RE: Alternatives to using CCA-treated wood


I'm very glad to see this thread. Charlotte is addicted to CCA. Disposal is 
as  a problem as use, I'm afraid.

Another alternative locally is native stone, which is heavy but may be 
available close by for free or very cheap. 'Dry stack' is becoming more 
popular-and can be considered 'recycling', since stone was used locally for 
fences for generations. 

Often, esp. with veggie gardens, 'edging' raised beds is not necessary. The 
'raised beds' of Alan Chadwick and Asian gardeners, and African ridged 
gardens, are not boxed or stoned, but simply worked soil piled up and not 
walked on.

Don Boekelheide
Charlotte NC (who lives off Rocky River Road, near the corner of Rockland 
Ave-you get the idea...)

In a message dated 3/27/00 3:37:17 PM, fgconrad@acfb.org wrote:

>Another one is "re-crete."  Just look for construction sites where they are
>
>breaking up side-walks and driveways and grab some of the debris.  It's much
>
>lighter than natural stone, lasts forever, no termites and if you do it
>
>right can look pretty good.
>
>
>
>fgc
>
>Community Garden Coordinator
>
>Atlanta Community Food Bank
>
>970 Jefferson Street, NW
>
>Atlanta, GA  30318

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