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Source: Mother Earth News

This week Mary Moss-Sprague will be joining us to answer our questions.

There are up to four copies of her book Stand Up and Garden up for grabs.

Mary herself will be popping into the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the organic forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's daily-ish email..

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

You can visit Mary's website here.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Mary and make her feel at home!

Make sure the discussions follow's permies' publishing standards
 
Marianne West
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Welcome Mary. Thanks for showing that growing food is possible, no matter what!
 
Mary Moss-Sprague
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Hi, Marianne,

Thanks for the compliment! I sure enjoy what I do and am glad to hear that it helps others.

--Mary
 
kelly marie
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Hello
Welcome!
I am new here as of today!
I am looking forward to your input.
I am not new to gardening, but I am new to doing
any gardening that has a real plan to it. I just simply
put plants into the ground and water them when I remember.
But that is in need of changing!
Hopefully you can help me with this change in my life!
thanks!
 
Mary Moss-Sprague
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Hi, Kelly Marie,

Thanks for the message, and I'm sure glad that you are interested in expanding your gardening skills! Let me know what questions you may have.

--Mary
 
Jane Ferguson
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Hello, Mary, I'm in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I just did the PDC at the Food Forest in Adelaide, S. Australia. Met David Holmgren, at last!
I'm making a Stand Up Garden for a Handicap youngster, 7 years old. He has very soft brittle bones, he uses both legs braces
Do you have any suggestions to help me? I look forward to reading your wonderful book. I volunteer at a Seniors' home, too.
Congratulations for publishing your book. Lots of us need help creating Stand Up Gardens. Thanks. good to know there are great
caring premie/ writers like you helping us. Jane
 
Mary Moss-Sprague
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Hi, Jane,

Thanks for your post!

As I mentioned in some of my previous posts, I didn't write my book with specifics deliberately tailored for disabled or handicapped people. However, many of my techniques--the 36" raised bed, the containers, dishpans for planters, trellises, etc. could easily be tweaked and modified, I think, to be usable and handy for folks, young or old, who are physically challenged. When implementing any of these methods of growing plants, just measure to find the right height and do some experimenting to see what works well. Perhaps a combination of a large container and a narrow trellis would work out for the youngster you mentioned.

Seniors in my area are enthralled with all of my techniques, and I'm frequently invited to address senior luncheon groups and assisted-living centers that have gardening space. One such center put in all three systems and was able to stock their fresh salad bar all summer with what they grew. The residents there just loved it, and also loved being able to get out and stick their hands in the soil!

Let me know how these things work out for you, and any other techniques you try, okay?

 
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So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and the two winners were on the daily-ish email...

R Scott
and
Terri Matthews

Congratulations R and Terri!

I sent you an email to ask for the email address of the person that first referred you to Permies.com. That person (if qualified) will also get a copy of the book.
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