Home yard-farm update (22May09)

So, we’ve got ten (10) cubic yards of soil brought to our house. It cost $180 with delivery fee. Compare this to getting the same amount of soil in2 cubic foot bags from a store at a cost of $7.50/bag… I’ll let you do the math, but this is so much better a deal.

Add this to the big pile of lumber I’ve got and you’ve got the makings us a big bunch of raised planting beds!

Your help is welcome if you would like to come by on Saturday. We’re scheduled to have folks come over between 1PM and 4PM. Check the Victory Garden Initiative web site for when and where everything is going on; ours is the very southern tip of the big cluster of green-colored sites on the map. (Not the one in Cudahy, which has the blue marker on the map, but above that.)

We will have refreshments and fresh-baked bread on hand for people who come by to help, and you’ll have my deep thanks as well.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.