The Kind Garden – No Soil – No Problem

Our pilot project of gardening on straw bales is coming along very well. We even have had the first harvest of three large heads of lettuce! Tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and cauliflower are starting to show up little by little and so far without having to pull weeds! While our straw bales are set up on normal soil, they could be setup on any type of ground including even cement or pavement. This fact makes the experiment interesting as a potential gardening method to bring to schools and inner city environments even if all they have to work with is a paved lot. Community gardening projects can, if well managed, greatly improve life quality in cities where poverty, drugs, and crime are rampant.

Image below: Who knew zucchinis in the making could be so beautiful!

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