(flaxseed) oil. Screws and corner blocks hold the boxes - beds together and they may be easily disassembled or moved intact to other sites.
In each of the four beds, the planting soil consists of a four cubic foot bale of sphagnum peatmoss, two forty pound bags of commercial topsoil, a forty pound bag of commercial
compost made of citrus fruit rinds and other organic material, forty pound bag of cow
manure, a forty pound bad of sand, a garbage bag of homemade compost, ground phosphate rock, lime mineral powder from western deserts, ground seaweed and 110 earthworms from the UTOPIA: Inside/Outside homesite in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
Bio-intensive and interplanting horticulture has diverse plants in close proximity, with some primarily growing up and some down, in mineral and organic material rich
soil. Scrap wire and woven fabric trellises are used along with fiberglass poles to support vertically growing plants. Iron rods support hanging pots on the four corners of the garden - and these support a polyester unwoven cloth cover which is placed over the plants on nights expected to go below 40 degrees Farenheit. This cover will protect plants down to 29 degrees and thereby extends the annual growing season by as much as two months at a cost of $11.00.
Total cost of all materials including seeds and herbs was approximately $250.00
Harvesting began seven days after planting and will continue through fall, winter and spring. In April of 1998, new seeds will be planted to produce spring, summer, fall
and winter harvests.
This is a prolific kitchen garden which demonstrates how simply, easily and inexpensively people can grow their own foods on very small intensively cultivated sites.
Volunteers are sought to plant IPBN Demonstration Gardens
Please consider participating in Institute for Plant Based Nutrition by becoming a Charter Member and help support our Plant Based Education Efforts Across America and Around the World.
Consider planting an Instate for Plant Based Nutrition Demonstration Garden Farm or Orchard near your home to shorten producer to consumer supply lines. And support distant plant
producers who provide special products you cannot grow locally every season.
Everything is connected and we all need is each other. Teach children to grow plants, eat properly and honor labor.