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Bale Garden Collaboration - My Final Update

Let's take a look around the Brew City Garden for the final update of our collaboration series. It's been a heck of a year for the Brew City Garden as well a...
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"I didn't know how big tomatoes could get until I started Straw Bale Gardening!"  This is a video everyone should watch.  Shaun Oppe Jr. your "check" is in the mail!

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Pollinator gardens go beyond the bees at St. Kate's and the State Fair

Chris Palahniuk, Laboratory Manager for the Biology Department with St. Catherine University, shares the larger impact pollinator gardens have on our communi...
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Look who stopped by our display garden at the #MNStateFair and used it to make a few great points about how easy it is to help pollinators out. Thanks to @StKates and Chris Palahniuk for helping us spread the word!

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Final Straw Bale Garden Collaboration Update - August

Recorded on August 19, 2019 We were invited to do a straw bale garden (SBG) collaboration by Irene and Henry at Brainstorm Acres. Every few weeks we trie
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He says, “we are going to call it a success!”  I call it wonderful.


 

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Well-known Albuquerque restaurant using new technique to grow vegetables

Well-known Albuquerque restaurant using new technique to grow vegetables
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Largest restaurant in New Mexico is growing vegetables in their own Straw Bale Garden outside the restaurant.

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Straw Bale Collaboration: Full Tour of the Organic Hay Bale Garden

Hi, I'm Amy! Thanks for joining me for this update on how the hay bales are doing. This is part of our Straw Bale Garden Collaboration: 2019, and I am so exc...
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So fun to see her excitement and success!

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Straw Bale Gardening — An Overview of what, how, and why to have one

Straw Bale Gardening — An Overview of what, how, and why to have one | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Straw bale gardening overview: what a straw bale garden is, how a straw bale garden works, and why you should consider having your own straw bale garden.
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Check it out! Great blog article on what, how, and why!

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What Is Straw Bale Gardening? - How to Start a Straw Bale Garden

What Is Straw Bale Gardening? - How to Start a Straw Bale Garden | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Straw bale gardening, also known as bale gardening, is a technique that allows you to plant seeds into bales of straw that require frequent watering. Here's everything you need to know about this form of gardening.
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Great article on House Beautiful today!  Shouldn't they call it Gardens Beautiful? At least for today...ha!

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The Official Spring Homeshow 2019 - Peoria, Illinois

The Official Spring Homeshow 2019 - Peoria, Illinois | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
The Home Builders Association of Greater Peoria has announced its Official Spring Home Show will be held February 22-24, 2019 at the Peoria Civic Center.
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Straw Bale Gardening played very well in Peoria!

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Straw Bale Gardens Complete, Updated Edition by Joel Karsten

Straw Bale Gardens Complete, Updated Edition by Joel Karsten | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Straw Bale Gardens Complete, Updated Edition is an exciting new version of the book that has taught half a million people how to grow vegetables in ordinary bales of straw. It includes all-new material on growing mushrooms in straw, gardening with hay bales, making creative accessories to improve...
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The new edition is now available! Forty five more pages of great stuff, and a repeat of all the original ideas.

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LibraryFarm of Cicero, New York

LibraryFarm of Cicero, New York | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Farming and librarianship come together at Syracuse!Georgia Westbrook interviews Jill Young, a representative from NOPL (Northern Onondaga Public Library)...
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Is the library going to be the new location for young people to learn how to garden?  I think so!  They check out a plot from the library's farm for free, then the library provides programs for teaching new growers. What an exciting and innovative program.

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No Matter The Season, Straw Bale Gardening is in!

No Matter The Season, Straw Bale Gardening is in! | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it

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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Out Of The Bales Of Hay Come Vegetables!

Out Of The Bales Of Hay Come Vegetables! | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it

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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www.dailyindependent.com/news/out-of-the-bales-of-hay-come-vegetables

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Store

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Buy Straw Bale Garden Books and BaleBuster in Straw Bale Garden's online store and learn all about how to grow your own Straw Bale Garden.
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SHAMELESS self promotion! Buy a SIGNED book for yourself or a friend from today through Sunday, November 25, and SAVE 50%. This is the LOWEST price ever offered anywhere, just use the code: HARVEST when you checkout, and you get 50% off your total book purchase.  Sale does NOT apply to our BaleBuster product line but you can order that already for conditioning your fall bale garden or for next spring. https://strawbalegardens-com.myshopify.com/discount/HARVEST?redirect=%2Fcollections%2Fbooks

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Straw Bale Gardening Collaboration Wrap Up - BrainStorm Acres Off Grid Homestead

Straw bale gardening is an awesome addition to soil gardening. Five of us embarked on a straw bale gardening collaboration this year. We covered the Pacific ...
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I like his quote,  "the star this year is our cantaloupe" usually eaten by antelope! 

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Tour of MN state Fair Straw Bale Garden Display 

Tour of MN state Fair Straw Bale Garden Display  | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it

take a tour of our MN State Fair adopt-a-Garden Display! tour of gardenhttps://www.facebook.com/104690292901555

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https://www.facebook.com/104690292901555/posts/2373975182639710?sfns=moadopt-a-Garden tour 37 seconds


 


 


 


Take the 37 second tour of our Minnesota State Fair Adopt-a-Garden!

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Gardening for the masses

Gardening for the masses | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
U of M alumnus Joel Karsten is making gardening more accessible worldwide.
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It’s me! Featured on the home page of my alma mater’s website. A reporter from the University of MN wanted to do a story about me, and the Straw Bale Garden display I had at the Minnesota State Fair in August. It was very well received and drew tens of thousands of visitors during the 12 day fair! 

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Noosa School students visit the Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens –

Noosa School students visit the Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens – | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Smiles about growing food where everywhere. The task for this Living Bee was to randomly plant seedlings into this smiling face straw bale garden.
A pattern was created for the students to copy.A beautiful bucket of worm castings was shared to tuck the small seedlings in and then we sprinkled...
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Teaching children to garden, may be one of the very best lessons they can learn. What other subject teaches you something you can do for the rest of your life, and actually eat your results? Okay, cooking lessons...you're quick...but the sharp knives (ouch)!

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How Growing Cucumbers In Straw Bales Works With Amazing Success!

How Growing Cucumbers In Straw Bales Works With Amazing Success! | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
How and why growing cucumbers in straw bales works with amazing success! See why this simple gardening method is the best way to grow a huge harvest!
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Like I always say, "grow cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers, because they all do awesome and you can eat them in 500 combinations all summer!"

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Why I chose Straw Bale Gardening over Raised Beds

Ive been asked a couple questions about why I straw bale garden over raised garden beds. The answer is pretty simple. For other straw bale gardening pleaee c...
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She is hilarious! Love her frankness. I would love to meet her.

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Add Straw Bales to Your Garden, Here’s Why –

Add Straw Bales to Your Garden, Here’s Why – | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
There's nothing more delightful than growing vegetables in your own backyard, but not everyone has the right soil for doing so. Turns out, there's an even better medium to build a garden on: straw bales.
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Gardening Magazine - gardening ideas and more! It appears they link to many informative sources, sort of a directory of ideas.

 

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Growing Tomatoes Peppers and Eggplants in Straw Bales - Time Lapse

I grew some things in straw bales for the first time last year, and I enjoyed it enough that I'm going to try it again this year. I grew tomatoes, peppers an...
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This is NINE minutes that is well worth watching. He does a great job of showing time lapse growth on a number of bales, with various crops. I enjoyed this video very much.

 

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Straw Bale Gardening

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Straw-bale gardening can be done practically anywhere, even in small spaces, as long as the bales are stable...
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This website is hard to explain but it could be one of the TOP TEN COOLEST WEBSITES EVER! You really need to check it out. At least 20 recipes on the front page of the website that I have never even heard of before! And as my wife can attest I'm a foodie who will try ANYTHING once!  Nettle soup with horseradish cream for instance, is the first recipe I saw. Oh, and by the way, they have a very nice write up about Straw Bale Gardening too.

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Ever Wanted to Learn Straw Bale Gardening? - salinecountylibrary.org

Ever Wanted to Learn Straw Bale Gardening? - salinecountylibrary.org | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it
Ever Wanted to Learn Straw Bale Gardening?
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Beautiful Fall decor that later becomes a garden the next spring! Check it out if you're near Saline County.

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Straw Bale Gardening May Be For You!

Straw Bale Gardening May Be For You! | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it

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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Straw Bale Gardening May Be For You!

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21 businesses help La Crosse County achieve silver level for wellness

21 businesses help La Crosse County achieve silver level for wellness | Straw Bale Gardening | Scoop.it

Emily Melby, registered dietician and wellness coordinator at Allergy Associates in Onalaska, picks tomatoes in the allergy care provider’s straw bale vegetable garden Tuesday. Allergy Associates is one of 21 companies honored Tuesday for participation in the Well County Workplace program.

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Imagine a world where doctors prescribed "one dose of a garden" for a pre-diabetes patient. They get a $100 voucher and pick their gardening supplies at the local garden center. Six bales, fertilizer, 18 plants/seedpacks a couple of cattle panels, and a sheet of instructions. Now they get excersize, eat better, even accomplish something great doing a new hobby. They get healthier without even realizing what happened, no diets or programs, it is simply a life changing prescription! Talk about preventative medicine! I call this UPSTREAM healthcare, and it is the answer to so many of the huge problems our country faces with diseases related to what food people are eating. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and even depression, can all be directly traced to the diet, and treating these diseases is draining our countries resources fast. Lets change that, encourage your friends to grow a garden...a straw bale garden is a great way to start.

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