Writing under a harvest moon and the Northern Lights sure makes for an inspiring start to the harvest season. And, coincidentally, the SELRS project is preparing for a harvest all its own.
Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Hinton Community Gardens and Greenhouse. I had the fortune of being involved with this group when they began and it is amazing to see how far they have come. The group originally planned to do something around building a community garden but with the input of many the idea grew and WOW!
Sheet mulching is the term used for no-dig gardening that will destroy weeds, replace existing lawn and generate a healthy environment for plants. You will need – spades, rakes, edger, dried leaves, grass clippings, well rotted manure or compost, coffee grounds, plants for planting, soil and mulch. You will also need a water hose with a hand sprayer attached. Have ready a 4 foot stack of newspapers with no glossy print and several broken down boxes with tape removed.