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Heather K replied to Maggi Kriger's discussion Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Compost & Animal Poo & Organic Matter Locations- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic/forum/topics/compost-animal-poo-organic   . Great link from our past Earth Gardens discussion  & lists more compost/soil/organic…"
May 16, 2012
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Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil

I am wondering what folks would recommend as the best source(s) for to get bulk garden soil medium for growing veggies and other edibles.  I know this is outside of the Permaculture ideal, and the best thing is to develop my own great soil, but for situations where that isn't practical to start with, what would you suggest for a Bellingham resident?  It could either be delivered or loaded onto a pick-up/trailer.  Thanks.  Maggi K.See More
May 16, 2012
J. C. Walker,Jr. replied to Maggi Kriger's discussion Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"You may also want to check out "Bio-Char Solution" by Albert Bates."
May 14, 2012
Angela MacLeod replied to Maggi Kriger's discussion Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Maggi, I've looked on Craig's List for hay with clover in it (or other 'weeds') to avoid the herbicide referred to here (aminopyralid). (If it has weeds then it probably didn't get herbicides used on it).  I've…"
May 10, 2012
Maggi Kriger replied to Maggi Kriger's discussion Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Thanks!  A few questions, re: hay bale culture: 1) is it a slug attractant?  2) can you plant corn etc. next year, or does it take multiple years to "stabilize"?  3) Does it only work, or work best, if you use bales intact?…"
May 9, 2012
Donna Auer replied to Maggi Kriger's discussion Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"This is such an important question - and problem in Whatcom County.  I don't make my own compost either and have found it very difficult to source organic compost for the garden.  Smits is a conscientious outfit and I had used them…"
May 9, 2012
Ezra Citron replied to Maggi Kriger's discussion Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"GrowSource (http://www.growsource.com/index.html), out near Builder's Alliance, typically has nice stuff."
May 8, 2012
Maggi Kriger replied to Maggi Kriger's discussion Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Thanks Alys.  I have used Smits' bulk compost in the past (both as u-haul and delivered) and had great success with it as a soil amendment and/or mulch.  What I've seen in the past however is too coarse, with a lot of wood…"
May 8, 2012
Alys Kennedy replied to Maggi Kriger's discussion Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil in the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
"Hi Maggi Smits near Lynden has aged cow manure compost.  A couple of years ago they had some, as did some other places in the area, that was tainted with herbacides - can't remember the name of the stuff, but it killed plants even though…"
May 8, 2012
Maggi Kriger added a discussion to the group Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats (Permaculture Network)
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Looking for the Scoop on Getting Soil

I am wondering what folks would recommend as the best source(s) for to get bulk garden soil medium for growing veggies and other edibles.  I know this is outside of the Permaculture ideal, and the best thing is to develop my own great soil, but for situations where that isn't practical to start with, what would you suggest for a Bellingham resident?  It could either be delivered or loaded onto a pick-up/trailer.  Thanks.  Maggi K.See More
May 8, 2012
Maggi Kriger commented on Juliet Thompson's event Placemaking at the Food Bank Garden Workparty
"Sounds great.  I will help with rubble construction 9am-1pm"
May 11, 2011
Maggi Kriger is attending Juliet Thompson's event
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Placemaking at the Food Bank Garden Workparty at Core Kinetics Studio yard

May 14, 2011 from 9am to 4pm
The Day-Three different aspects of Urban Improvement will frame the event.  Workshops throughout the day will outline these concepts and invite participants to contribute to the project.  Involvement will range from painting in shapes to placing stones or planting plants.  When folks leave the site they will feel a sense of participating in a community-based project which has improved their city. “Urban Art Workshop”-2-3 different murals as well as two sheds will be painted onsite.  A pre-drawn…See More
May 11, 2011
Maggi Kriger is now a member of Transition Whatcom
May 5, 2011

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At 8:21pm on May 10, 2011, Heather K said…
 Hi Maggi! Welcome to our local online network for Transition Whatcom!

 

Earth Gardens network you might like to explore at- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/organic   – To receive our updates be sure to sign on and then click the group “Join” button.

Although many Columbia neighbors receive Flips email, there is also a Transition Columbia online network, where useful info can be posted for all to see & share- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/group/transitioncolumbia
Events that might interest you at- http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/events
 
 
 

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