Fwd: Re: Coffee chaff
Corrie and all,
I sent your inquiry off to Doug Foulk, who is one of the TC metro Regional Extension Educators(and a new community gardener at Dowling CG in Minneapolis--I've given him the membership pitch more than once, Adam). Here is his reply:
>From: "Doug S. Foulk"
>To: Diane Dodge
>Subject: Re: Coffee chaff
>Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 09:52:50 CDT
>I'm aware of two studies involving coffee chaff, one at Oregon State and
>another in Hawaii! In both cases, coffee chaff proved highly beneficial as
>a mulch. In the Oregon State study, coffee chaff was used to mulch
>blueberries, while in the Hawaii study it was one component of a complex
>mulching system for large plantings of trees.
>A google search also reveals that a number of coffee companies offer chaff
>to gardeners, and the city of Seattle recommends its use. So I conclude
>that there's probably no reason not to try using it!
>Hope that helps.
>Doug S. Foulk, Ph.D.
>Regional Extension Educator, Horticulture
>University of Minnesota Extension Service, Ramsey County
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