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Veggie Gardening at home


Orin Pierson / Petersburg Pilot

Tonna Parker’s compost bins made from pallets and salvaged roofing material where seaweed, chicken manure and garden debris spend a year turning into nutrient rich soil.

Throughout this sunny summer, and thanks in large part to the continued success of The Market, locally grown produce was more available in Petersburg than any time in recent memory. But it begs the question, why hasn’t local produce been more available in town, and what stops people around here from growing their own food?

To examine these questions we visit the gardens of some of this season’s most abundant food growers to talk about techniques they’ve used to overcome the commonly perceived roadblocks to growing food in this climate. We’ll also hear about less well known challenge...

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