~~Karyn and I are master gardeners starting our second year of gardening at Grace Village. This year we are emphasizing REUSE, RECYCLE, REPURPOSE and RESEED. We will reuse six old existing raised beds by organically revitalizing their soil. We will do this according to recommendations of the University of Georgia soil test results. We will recycle by installing keyhole bins in the raised beds for composting residents’ kitchen scraps. This recycling will help in organic fertilization and in the reduction of the facility’s waste disposal. We will repurpose the existing irrigation system by switching from city water to an existing on-site well. The village’s water bills should decrease and eliminate our concerns about drought. We will reseed by using half of the raised beds for collecting open-pollinated seeds. We will be partnering with the newly established Seed Exchange of Central Georgia as a trial in seed sharing. The sharing of seeds is what we hope will increase the awareness of and the participation in our local gardening community.
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