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Melis Schildkraut, Ithaca, NY

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Melis Schildkraut, Ithaca, NY
by Melis Schildkraut - Friday, April 10, 2020, 2:56 PM

Hi all ---

I have a little gardening experience, and (I think) all of it has been organic so far.  This is my third season trying to grow vegetables in my little backyard.  The first, I bought starts and they were consumed by deer immediately (and I gave up).  The second, I bought starts, built a fence, and had a mostly successful garden.  This year, I have doubled the size by adding another bed, and I'm trying to grow everything from seed!  Very excited to see how it pans out.

Organic gardening to me?  Gardening with nature, and avoiding use of synthetic elements and other non-naturally occurring chemicals.

I hope to learn how to best continue with my garden, and to gain enough holistic gardening knowledge to set up a community garden in Danby (probably not until next year) and garden with kids.