Community Garden gets research grant


The Saratoga Community Garden will receive $19,924 for agricultural experiments and data collection in 2016 from the United States Department of Agriculture. One project will compare three types of garden beds. A hügelkultur bed will be constructed from an inner core of logs and wood scrap which is covered with dirt and humus. It is intended to trap water and act as a continuous source of compost. This experimental bed will be compared with a typical raised bed and another covered with hoops and fabric. A high school student employee will monitor and weigh produce.

A second study focuses...

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