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- Newport, Oregon, USA
I have been gardening on and off for 50 years…mostly small plots that fit on a balcony for all my moves working for the USN (retired) and Fedex, throughout the world.
I am currently finishing my Master Gardener qualifications here in Lincoln County, Newport, Oregon. After trying to find good soil for a garden, larger than a few containers, I discovered straw bales.
I currently have a straw bale demonstration (2 bales) at Yaquina Bay lighthouse as part of the Master Gardener demonstration garden working with the local 2nd grade elementary school children. Additionally I have 6 bales at my home. Four of my bales are in a raised bed with a cloche cover and two are out in the elements of wind and rain and fog and salt.
I have been asked to do a small presentation to this coming years Master Gardener program so I am excited to share my solution to gardening here at the coast, and my new passion to share.
Next year: 20 bales