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Gardening Blog by certified straw bale garden instructor Tim Anderson 4/5

4/5 Final comments on growing food by certified straw bale gardener instructor Tim Anderson.
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Tim is one of our Certified Straw Bale Gardening instructors. If you've had success with the STRAW BALE GARDENS™ method, and you're interested in becoming an instructor in our program, please let me know. No cost, no obligation, only an upside for you!
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Did The Straw Bale Garden Work? Tomaotes Recommed For Your Garden The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

Joey talks and shows what worked and didn't work with growing in straw bales and harvesting intercropped beans. Also so tomatoes you should try growing i
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Two certified STRAW BALE GARDENS™ method instructors give some personal insights.
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Straw bale gardening: is it any good?

Straw bale gardening: is it any good? | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Easy, economical and efficient, the humble straw bale is raising the stakes
for veg production
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In the Garden Straw bale gardens

Straw-bale gardening is becoming more popular in the metro. An expert with Malmborg's in Brooklyn Park said a lot of people are coming into the store asking
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Spinning straw into food security

Spinning straw into food security | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
An American horticulturalist is in Cambodia providing training in a unique farming method that proponents believe can improve food security in some of the country’s remotest regions.
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I went to Cambodia thinking they may benefit from the STRAW BALE GARDENS™ method.  I came away knowing that this can be a much bigger thing in Asia than anywhere else on earth, and it is KEY to a new sustainability revolution in all areas of the world that grow rice (which are many.)  The use of rice straw bales to produce crops, particularly vegetables, including most importantly legumes and potatoes, could litterally change the entire paradigm of existing agriculture in asia.  When the floods come, and every inch of soil is covered in three meters of water, bales positioned above the water levels will continue to provide a food source for some of the poorest populations on earth.  Have you ever heard someone ask "how can we solve the problem of world hunger?"  This is a real possibility folks, and it may come in the form of a straw bale.  

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I am heading out to Siem Reap, Cambodia... - Learn to Grow a Straw Bale Garden | Facebook

I am heading out to Siem Reap, Cambodia... - Learn to Grow a Straw Bale Garden | Facebook | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
I am heading out to Siem Reap, Cambodia at the end of April and early May to speak about the STRAW BALE GARDENS™ method with thei
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Off to South East Asia at the end of April to teach the STRAW BALE GARDENS™ method over there as well.

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StrawBaleGarden.com (@strawbalegarden) • Instagram photos and videos

StrawBaleGarden.com (@strawbalegarden) • Instagram photos and videos | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
The home of Straw Bale Gardens, THE greatest innovation in gardening in 6,000 years! Learn the basics, see the proof.
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Straw Bales Revolutionize Gardening For Senior Citizens

For more about this and related stories visit http://www.ktvo.com/ Follow KTVO on social media: https://www.facebook.com/ktvotv

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Amis McHenry is an ambassador of Straw Bale Gardening in Unionville.  He could use a little help building some taller and stronger trellises, but he sure is a big fan of Straw Bale Gardening.

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How To Make A Hay Bale Garden

How To Make A Hay Bale Garden | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it

Straw and hay bale gardens could be the answer to all of your gardening woes. Trust me, they are more than just a passing fad.

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Good article here as well.  

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sbmg 2015

Our straw bale garden in Mountain Home, Arkansas, 2015, 45 bales, tomatoes,peppers, bush beans, zucchini, potatoes, butternut squash

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William is one of the biggest proponents and fanatics of Straw Bale Gardening in the country.  He runs a big group on Facebook called Straw Bale Miracle Garden.  He is a real character and obviously has a great sense of humor as well.  Fun video to watch!

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straw bale gardening- limited availability

straw bale gardening- limited availability | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it

Don't miss out! RSVP for Straw Bale Gardening today! https://t.co/t9mGnEmZXl

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I am speaking in Reno NV this coming Saturday Feb 20.  If you are nearby come and join us.  You should call ahead to register, I know his morning session is SOLD OUT.

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Cindy Hoedel's Straw Bale Garden

A quick tour of the best performing crops in my straw bale garden this season. The winners: Rattlesnake pole beans, Brandywine tomatoes, A&C Pickling cucumbe...
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Cindy is a writer for the Kansas City Star. I convinced her to try Straw Bale Gardening four or five years ago, and now she's become a true expert.
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Strawbale gardens 2015th

Short review of process, development and results of 3.000 hobby gardeners and what they grew on straw bales, and in deep mulch of straw in 2015th. Gardeners ...
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This is a compilation video of many straw bale gardens, only two minutes long, so take a look. If you like the harmonica, you'll like it even more.
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Straw Bale Garden Club

Straw Bale Garden Club | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
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Find out how a group of Cambodian Rice farmers reacted to a 6'4" tall 280 pound American guy, telling them they should grow vegetables in bales of straw.

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Straw Bale Gardening - DIY - Heirloom Gardener

Straw Bale Gardening - DIY - Heirloom Gardener | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Using straw bales as self-contained gardening beds would provide ideal growing conditions for many of your favorite crops.
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Great summary of My STRAW BALE GARDENS™ method.
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Straw Bale Garden

SYNERGY Home Care partnered with the Waupaca Senior Center to bring the love of gardening to its members in the summer of 2016. Our efforts were featured o
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Local business uses straw bale gardens to educate employees on nutritional health

One local business is inspiring their employees to make positive diet changes with unique gardens.
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Straw Bale Gardening: Everything You Wanted To Know Or The Best Bounty Ever | The Sleuth Journal

Straw Bale Gardening: Everything You Wanted To Know Or The Best Bounty Ever | The Sleuth Journal | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Two years ago, we moved into a house that had an abandoned garden; and to put it bluntly, the garden was in pretty bad shape. The soil was dry, rocky and compacted and there were weeds growing, but I was able to turn it around by conditioning the soil and experimented using a cardboard bo
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Good article, however the author does not get all of the details correct, generally it is a great testimony for the STRAW BALE GARDENS™ method.

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Straw Bale Gardens Complete Guide To Growing A Bountiful Garden Without Weeding, Bending or Working Too Hard!

Straw Bale Gardens Complete Guide To Growing A Bountiful Garden Without Weeding, Bending or Working Too Hard! | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Straw Bale Gardens Complete is the best-selling gardening book world-wide for a reason. This method of gardening is revolutionizing the way people garden. It is becoming so popular for a reason...it works...and it is so easy to do. Karsten breaks the entire process down in simple language, and he lays out a step-by-step guide that anyone can follow. This method is great for brand new gardeners, and for seasoned gardeners who might be challenged physically to grow a regular garden. Not only is this method of gardening bountiful and productive, but it is a whole lot of fun as well.
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Straw bale Gardening Prep to Plant to Harvest -Straight to the Point

Straw bale Gardening Prep to Plant to Harvest -Straight to the Point | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
For The Health Conscious Organic Gardener Worldwide (by The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener)
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Holly and Joey Baird with The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener website started their first Straw Bale Garden last year, and now they're hooked!

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The Costco Connection - March 2016

The Costco Connection - March 2016 | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it

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I have been very lucky over the years to have received great publicity about my books.  This is a big "get" however, because Costco Connections has huge circulation at 8.9 million in the USA they are the biggest circulation magazine in existence. Check your mailbox or visit the online article.  Have I mentioned how much I love Costco!

http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/201603?pg=48#pg48 page 48.  

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Create a Garden Anywhere With Straw Bales

Create a Garden Anywhere With Straw Bales | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it

Dealing with poor compacted soil? Try this unique take on container gardening.

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Great article, check it out.  Other good stuff on the website also.

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How to Create a Straw Bale Garden

Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens on a patio, l...

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Last summer we grew a big test garden with many different types of fertilizers.  I can attest that the Milorganite bales did the best of all bales.  I love the stuff and the price is right!

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Straw Bale Gardens Complete

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Straw Bale Gardens Complete Book by Joel Karsten
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If you or someone you know is planning to plant a Straw Bale Garden and you are curious about how to get started, and how to assure your success, click on the image of the book and it will jump you to my website where you can get a copy. Use promo code GARDENING ROCKS and get a discount, just as a thank you for being on our newsletter list. 

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Live at 5 wraps up the growing season on their straw bale garden

Linda Barcz from the Bruce Company helps Mark Koehn and Susan Siman wrap up the growing season on their straw bale garden.
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Nice wrap up video, well done Linda.
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