A recent article by Susan Laird in the Mountain Democrat from Placerville California, extolls her experience with Straw Bale Gardening. "For five years, I’ve enjoyed success in this unique gardening format, pioneered by horticulturalist Joel Karsten in the 1990s. This virtually weed-free method is fantastic for areas with poor or rocky soil. There is little bending. And some of the vegetables are almost too pretty to pick." 

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No Matter The Season, Straw Bale Gardening is in!

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A recent article by Mary Hall in the DAILY JOURNAL from Kankakee Illinois speculates that: You might have seen it pop up on your Pinterest feed — cabbage, herbs or even flowers grown out of straw bales. “It’s the hot new gardening trend,” said Holly Froning, program coordinator for the master gardeners for the University of Illinois Extension. But this is more than just a trend, Froning added, at a seminar at the Bourbonnais Public Library last week.


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A recent article written by Lee Ward in THE DAILY INDEPENDENT in Ashland Kentucky documents the experience of Adam McHenry. This 25-year-old ICU nurse grew up gardening with his grandmother in Grayson. Now he and his wife, Danielle, live in a close neighborhood on Blackburn Avenue, but he still had the urge to plant. Read about his discovery and his amazing success.

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It has been about 40 days since we planted our straw bale garden. Here is what it looks like today. Follow us on Facebook

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Great video! I like this guy, he’s funny and he tells it like it is. Jump to the last minute if you get bored, he gives a great summary!


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The rambling thoughts of an ordinary fluffy mommy.

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A great blog about the evolution of one family’s love for Straw Bale Gardening and each other! This one is a tear jerker, so grab a tissue. I share it because it truly shows the value of gardening as a family, and how this method can benefit those without the time and physical ability to takle a traditional soil garden. 

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