We are preparing to install pressure treated lumber
for raised bed planting beds on a lot which has some weeds, hard dirt, even the
remnants of a macadam drive way still intact. A house was torn down years ago.
the plans were drawn up by our
county agricultural architect, gratis. The local high school shop class is
building them and with the help of the HS horticultural club is providing
We are going to fill the beds
with topsoil for planting. What is the best and most economical way to
prepare the ground to prevent weeds from coming up. Chemical weedkillers have
been suggested and I'm really reluctant to use them.
This community garden is a first
for our small urban like community of 6,000. We have formed a collaborative
committee with 2 churches, the Supt. of our schools, and the chamber of
commerce. We received training and an initial grant through the United Methodist
Church Shalom Zone progam for community renewal. Any suggestions would be
Rev. Deborah Steelman, Paulsboro Shalom Community