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Organic Gardening--Linda Loring

  • Subject: [cg] Organic Gardening--Linda Loring
  • From: "Rachel August" rachelaugust@charter.net
  • Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 00:52:18 -0700

Roofing tar paper would not be a good idea but not for the reason you asked about. You want to use a product that will allow water to pass through otherwise your path could flood. In addition, the tar paper is coated with chemicals. When water accumulates on top of the paper, it has to go somewhere (that somewhere would be your garden plots), taking those harmful chemicals with it.

Organic gardening does not permit the use of synthetic chemicals in the form of fertilizers and pesticides. Here are a few websites which will clarify the method; you can find much more information by googling "organic garden":


----- Original Message ----- From: "Linda Loring" <lindaloring@comcast.net>
To: <community_garden@mallorn.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 10:12 PM
Subject: [cg] (no subject)

Does anyone know whether it's okay to use roofing tarpaper as a weedblock in
a path in an organic garden?

Also--does anyone know of a one or two page summary of standards for an
organic garden--what is and is not permissable?

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