Over the Thanksgiving weekend the Girl Scouts from Troop 833 added pine straw mulch to their project area. They wanted to soften the look of the area and were very pleased with the outcome. Our lead Scout for the bench plan, Charity Cook, worked on a wooden bench design. She found many DIY plans on
BELL Garden, with Matthew Traum of Engineer Inc., is working on a digital microscope for the Garden in collaboration with MouseCalls, which is donating a computer to the project. The microscope will allow us to image individual plant cells to identify and better mitigate plant illnesses, identify and differentiate between plant species, examine insects and
If you haven’t seen it already, the following is a link to a nice blog post written by Michael Meador of Lipscomb’s Sustainability M.S. program about his recent visit to BELL Garden: http://www.lipscomb.edu/sustainability/blog/blog/2016/10/27/what-happens-when-you-come-to-isp-events Matt Traum been working with Michael on BELL Garden’s various efforts to install handicap-accessible concrete paths at the Garden. Please check out
Many of you are aware of the practice of using cardboard and newspaper as organic mulch or an organic additive to your compost pile but did you know that shredded paper makes a great mulch around many of your vegetables. The purpose of mulch is threefold: to deter weed seed germination by preventing their exposure
This is a question I get asked a lot. A LOT! Here in Nashville we average approximately 50-52 inches of rain annually, using 52 inches a year makes the math easier – 1” per week. May is traditionally our wettest month with an average of 5.5”, followed by November with 4.3” and December with 4.2”.