Non-Traditional Gardening Techniques

Learn how to grow more food in less space with raised box square foot gardens, pallet gardens, and straw bale gardens.

Springboro Library

April 26, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Raised box square foot gardening is the practice of planning small but intensively planted gardens.  It incorporates closely planted raised beds and biointensive attention to a small, clearly defined area.  It is particularly well-suited for areas with poor soil, beginning gardeners, or for those that have trouble bending down to garden.

Pallet gardening also uses planning small and intensively planted, but uses the spaces between the slats of a wooden pallet.  This method is for areas with poor soil, beginning gardeners, or for those that do not like to plow, till, or hoe.

And the advantages of straw bale gardening are many.  Great for areas with poor soil, excessive weeds, and drainage problems.

Presenter Alfred Hall is the co-founder and executive director of Hamilton Urban Garden Systems (HUGS).  He is a certified square foot gardener, a practicing urban farmer, and a much sought after guest speaker at gardening, arts, and cultural events.

Seating on first come basis.  Ages 16 and up.