Straw bales as a planting medium

Darcy L Tessman, Kimberly Gressley, Richard D Gibson

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The childhood obesity epidemic in America is a national health crisis (Let's Move, 2008). Areas across the nation exist with low access to healthy food by either being low income or more than a mile from a supermarket. Gardening has become a popular route to provide access to healthy foods. However, arid conditions and poor soils in the Southwest contribute to an on-going and challenging effort to grow fresh food supplies. To alleviate these problems, Extension agents teach that straw bale gardens offer an easy planting medium with multiple advantages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6TOT10
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume51
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2013

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Straw bales as a planting medium. / Tessman, Darcy L; Gressley, Kimberly; Gibson, Richard D.

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