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Tips for Beginning an Edible Garden

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If you dig it they will come: Six Steps to an Edible Garden



1. Identify interested teachers or parents or if you are in a Middle School or High School ---students. i.e., the environmental club

2. Create a team to develop a mission statement and a garden design

3. Identify the perfect spot (it should be expandable)

3. Test the soil by purchasing a soil test kit from your cooperative extension service 

4. Start small: two four feet wide beds that small children can access from either side.  The beds can be raised or dug into the ground.

5. Add the perfect soil.  Find dark composted soil that is rich in nutrients.

6.  dig, plant, dig, plant and water and wait!




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