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Inspired Farmers has been working diligently over the past number of months to educate the community on the benefits of growing edible gardens. Through workshops, meetings, advocacy, facebook, twitter and good old fashioned “word of mouth,” we are helping people realize how easy and important it is to grow food. However, this week will mark a milestone in the work of Inspired Farmers.
On June 2, 2012 from 9:30 – 12:30 in partnership with the Murphy’s Center, City of Charlottetown, PEI ANC and the Upper Room Food Bank, Inspired Farmers will install “The Inspired Garden Demonstration Site” at the Murphy Community Center on Richmond Street in Charlottetown.
We invite you to participate as we come together as a community to imagine and create this Inspired Garden space. We will be planting the gardens, creating art, and designing the space. There will be food available (chili and chowder) as well as live music. This will be a great activity for families and children.
Inspired Farmers will also be at the Murphy Center during the week leading up to our installation day to prepare the sites and construct the beds. If you are interested in learning more about constructing raised garden beds, accessibility gardens, self watering containers or vertical gardens feel free to stop by and give a hand.
Following is a list of the times we will be meeting and what we will be working on:
Tuesday, May 29 – 6 – 8 pm – Constructing raised garden beds and accessibility gardens
Wednesday, May 30 – 6 – 8 pm – Building self watering containers
Thursday, May 31 – 6 – 8 pm – Building vertical gardens with gutters, pallets, cinder blocks and other recycled material
For more information, please contact Karen Murchison at email@example.com or Mitch Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Soil Testing for Home Gardeners
How to Use Your Soil Test Report to Choose Fertilizers for Your Home Garden, Shrubs and Trees.
|Agdex #: 543|
|Author:Soil and Feed Testing Laboratory|
Your soil test report includes four important sets of information:
Further explanation of the soil test values and soil ratings can be found in the pamphlet “How to Interpret your Soil Test Report.”
The suggested applications of fertilizer have been determined from the actual soil test values and the soil ratings. The suggested applications of fertilizer are based on Atlantic Canada soil fertility research and should provide adequate plant nutrition for good plant growth most years. However, remember that soil test results can be no better than the samples taken and can only represent the samples taken.