Join us for another interview with the Pioneer of Straw Bale Gardening, Joel Karsten. 

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This interview covers a lot of information in a short time. Mike the Gardener does a terrific job with his interviews. If you have an extra 15 minutes in your day, check it out. 

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Planting your next crop in straw bales is easy! Bales are easy to move around, and retain moisture, providing a great environment for plants.

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I wrote this for fix.com but the illustrations and graphics they did are amazing. It may be the most complete and easy to understand summary of the Straw Bale Gardens method ever!

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Currently only on our website at www.StrawBaleGardens.com/store but it will be available next spring at Lowes and Tractor Supply Company stores nationwide. The orgainc and traditional BaleBuster is formulated specifically for Straw Bale Gardening. A bacteria called Bacillius subtillis and a fungi called Trichoderma ressei are impregnated into the formulation to improve the decomposition and benefit the roots of the vegetables eventually planted into the bales.

Great reports coming in already on the new BaleBuster formula we have been shipping for just over a month now. It is giving terrific results for those who have already tried it. Check it out!

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Monday night the Cadillac Gardening Club is putting on a straw bale gardening event at Up North Arts. If you are unfamiliar with straw bale gardening it’s a form of gardening that involves no weeding and no bending over! Today Sarah Grimmer and Photojournalist Stephanie Adkins are learning more about the agriculture style. They join us from Big Rapid

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All around the country, folks are teaching classes and holding seminars to pass along what they’ve learned about Straw Bale Gardening. It is amazing to see how excited people get when they are successful at gardening for the first time. Many of them just can’t wait to share their own success with anyone who will listen.

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Straw-bale gardening is a fun way to garden in small spaces or in areas with poor soil quality. The season-long program at Guini Ridge Farm, 310 Commercial Street, Rockport, is open to childre

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Gardening with kids is so important. They absorb so much information and the benefits of a few hours spent teaching them about planting and harvesting will stick with them. Some of my earliest and most lasting memories are of gardening with my grandma when I was very young. Stepping on things and pulling up “weeds” that turned out to not be weeds but rather the actual crops she had planted, were all part of the learning experience. Straw Bales eliminated the potential to step on plants, and without much weeding, the success rate goes up dramatically. Try it, you’ll discover how much kids enjoy it, and how excited they are to eat what they’ve grown. Even opening up new opportunities for nutritious vegetables to sneak into their diets!

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