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Land Management Practice

ADDRESS:
707 S. Charles G. Seivers Blvd.

PRODUCTION SIZE:
Approx. _______ square feet being gardened.  (We have not measured our garden spaces yet as we are still setting them up.)

LENGTH OF MANAGEMENT:
Began: Dec 2012
Garden bed set up began: 2013

FERTILIZERS USED:
Horse manure
Goat manure
Rabbit manure
Grass clippings
Vermicompost
Cow manure
Veggie scraps

Date Raw Manure Added:  October 15, 2015
120 day rule ended February 12, 2016

2016 manure practices:
Rabbit manure is added to the worm bins.
The worms process the rabbit manure.

Other Soil Amendments:
We will be adding rock dust and other natural minerals in the future.  We give a detailed list here when we get the materials.

PESTICIDES USED:
None since Dec. 2012.  Unknown if previous owner used pesticides.

TILLAGE PRACTICES:
No till method

SOIL COMPACTION PREVENTION:
Raised beds with adequate foot paths around beds.
Layered beds with wood chips, compost and planting media.
Earth worms.
Minimal walking on the garden beds.

EROSION CONTROL:
Wood chips

BUFFERS:

East Border:
The East border is next to the St. Therese Catholic Church.  Their lawn care person only mows the lawn, then weedeats and leaf blows the cuttings.

To the best of our knowledge, they do not apply chemicals of any kind that are within danger of contaminating our beds.

Potential risk if they do is the storm water run off from their yard.  During a storm, the water runs directly from their yard into ours.

We have set up a rain garden to manage the storm runoff.

West Border:
The West border is connected to an empty field.  The property owner only mows and uses the weed eater.

North Border:
The North border is connected to a wooded lot owned by Tennessee Valley Authority.  The only thing they do to the property is keep the trees trimmed away from the power lines.

We are uphill from the property and are not in danger of any run noff from their property.

South Border:
The South border is connected to Charles G. Seivers Blvd and the city sidewalk system.

To prevent the city from spraying the sidewalk area with chemicals, we have removed all of the grass and have added a wood chip mulch to prevent weeds or grass from growing.  We have seen city employees spray the side walks up and down Seivers, but no crops are grown by the side walk and our wood chip buffer will absorb water run off.  We also keep the side walk clear of over growth so there is no reason for spray to be applied.