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May 3, 2015

Straw Bale Gardening, Independence Days Challenge Origin


Straw Bale Gardening-

Special thanks to Katleen at Roseprairiequilts.blogspot.com  for the post about straw bale gardening! I had never heard of it before, but it makes sense. Here's a link for the author's background, book and more- Strawbalegardens.com. Here's a free PDF from WSU link- How To.pdf  They use things other than organic blood meal. We will be demoing a large, decaying shed and gardening on hard, packed, dead dirt. This may be a great solution! I'll post here if we do that...



Independence Days Challenge Origin-
Aubrey posted a couple of questions here about who is doing the Independence Days Challenge besides me? I honestly don't know anymore except for a few random folks. Simply-living-simply.com/ last did one in 2013 that I could find. That got me thinking about the originator (as far as I know) Sharon Astyk, author of  Independence Days- A Guide to Sustainable Food Storage & Preservation. It really lays out some wonderful ideas that the ID Days Challenge is all about. She also has a blog- Scienceblogs.com/Independence Days Challenge with the actual challenges posted. She wrote this WONDERFUL book Making Home- Adapting Our Homes & Our Lives To Settle in Place  This book is all about thinking outside the box and starting small. I highly recommend all her books and blog. Here's an early post that got me started from Fullfreezer.blogspot and my own- Independence Days Challenge Ideas   I have an idea for ID Days Challenge. More later :)


3 comments:

Kristina said...

I do try to follow along with the challenge, as we plant something new each year too.

Susan said...

I'll be interested to see how your straw bale garden progresses. I am always looking for a new way to tackle gardening on my rocky place. I am a fan of Sharon's and really loved her book, Making Home.

Nancy po said...

Thanks, yes I may try that method too....

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