Monday, May 5, 2014

Raised beds completed.

Thanks to a bunch of awesome volunteers (myself, John Webster, my kids, Rhonda Krebs, Stefka Sibbett, Eric Towell, and Amber Eaker), we completed twelve new raised beds over the weekend.

We built 4x8 foot frames from untreated pine lumber. The corners were secured with deck screws by John Webster.  We then laid them out, broke up the existing rich soil underneath, and lined each with several layers of donated newspaper. We added 100 pounds of cow manure compost on top of the newspaper, and topped the beds with wheat straw.  We wet down the layers and will transplant seedlings into our new beds!  We worked all day in the sun and were all exhausted at the end, but it was a satisfying kind of exhaustion.   Here are the pictures!

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