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Afternoon In The Garden-Straw Bale Gardening
October 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Afternoon in the Garden: Straw Bale Gardening; Minimal Maintenance and Maximum Production
Having difficulty bending over to dig, weed, plant, and other garden chores? Are you experiencing poor soils or no soil but you have concrete or asphalt space available? Straw bale gardening allows anyone to grow a bountiful garden in almost any location that is highly productive while being much less labor intensive. Not to mention, it’s a festive addition that makes a great focal point through the fall and winter. Towards the end of spring, recycle the bales into mulch and compost to help you perennials through the summer. Harvesting potatoes means simply knocking over a bale and picking up the produce- with no digging required! Come get your hands dirty and plant a straw bale, learn different watering techniques, how to condition the bales, and how weeding is nearly nonexistent through this method. Make corn dollies for the youngsters to take home and learn about a traditional custom practiced by cultures from around the world to ensure a bountiful harvest the following year.