We were very fortunate to meet Lumberjack Jake who has generously donated hardwood mulch for the garden. We will be using this on our work day June 5th to prepare the garden and food forest for summer. As the temperature rises, the soil in our garden boxes can dry out in the hot sun. But there are many other great reasons why mulching is beneficial for your garden.
- It deters weeds
- Prevents soil erosion
- Helps to retain moisture
- Insulates the roots of plants from changing temperatures
- Feeds the beneficial organisms in the soil.
We will be ready with our wheelbarrows, pitchforks and shovels on June 5th. Hope to see you then!