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Old 07-26-2009, 09:58 AM
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Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Default Did anybody watch Victory Garden yesterday about the San Francisco Community Garden

Or betterr yet is anybody here familiar with the burlap sausage rolls filled with wheat they used for their communituy Garden?
I can't find plans on the web and I also need to know where to buy cheap burlap in large quantities. It looked really neat and I would love to try it next year so i'm looking into how to get supplies now. they said the sausage rolls last about 5 years-just about the same time untreated lumber will last.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:18 AM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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Though i missed this..the new community garden there is often in the news locally..and should be an inspiration for other communities across the country who don't yet have one..

As for the burlap, have you tried a local farming supply and feed type of store in your area..id imagine that they..or a local major hardware store would have burlap in bulk..
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:59 AM
Status: "Never have a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed." (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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it was fascinating and quite attractive with key hole type entry for maintenance. they gave away two football fields of sod with a professional sod cutter machine there and then installed these sausage type roles made out of burlap and straw and are growing all sorts of veggies and flowers. Sounds like a great community building and green endeavor. Any other communities with public veggie gardens using this method?
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:12 AM
 
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LOL, now I understand! I thought that you were talking about sacks of grain. I've read articles, blogs about straw bale gardening though I haven't tried it.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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You may have already found out about this, but just in case, here is a link where you may be able to get some information or email someone to ask about the burlap rolls:

~ City Hall Gardens ~
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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Victory Garden Hessian Burlap Community Garden Plans

Building a Burlap Raised Bed


It took me forever to find this. I hope it will help someone else out. Good luck.

[url=http://bandb.holage.com/Build_a_Raised_Bed.html]How to build a burlap & straw raised bed[/url]

[url]http://www.aldenlane.com/media/burlapbed.pdf[/url]

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