Saturday, April 9, 2011

Upcoming free workshops--April 30, LaCrosse/Onalaska

Free--deep mulch garden installation workshops.

Sat morning--La Crosse YMCA, Onalaska site, 10 to 12:30 p.m.

Sat afternoon--La Crosse Kane Street Community Garden site, 2 to 4 p.m.
  At this site, we will be installing a few different demonstration deep mulch gardens, including a 4 x 8 raised bed, great for the home landscape.

Hope to see you there,

Roger Reynolds

Upcoming free workshops--April 16, Viroqua/Westby/Coon Valley

Hi All,

These are some public, free lasagna/deep mulch garden installation workshops coming up.  More details in the next few days.  Each workshop will be 90 min to 2 hours.

April 16, a marathon day!!!  This day is planned, but final times have to be set

Viroqua,  Bethel Home/Maplewood Terrace--start 9 to 10

Westby, Bethel Boutique/Food Pantry--start 1 to 1:30

Coon Valley, Bee Co-op building--start  4 to 5 p.m.

This is very exciting!!!


DeKalb, ILL--House Cafe, Noon to 3, Edible Landscaping Talk

Hi All,

I will be talking at the House Cafe, Sunday, April 10, at Noon, in DeKalb, IL. 

I will be focusing on edible landscaping using deep mulch gardens and a bit on tomato blight prevention.

If you are in the area, please come.

Less Work--More Produce,


La Valle, WI Library

April 7, I spoke at the La Valle Library in rural Sauk County.  The town has a population of 326.  There were 80 people at this talk on tomato blight prevention, lasagna/deep mulch gardening and edible landscaping.

What a great evening!!!  I warms my heart to see so many people interested in sustainable, low-work gardening.

Thanks to all who help make that great evening happen and who came.

Happy Day,


Where is Roger?

Hi All,

I will return soon.  I was hit by a bad cold that lasted 3 weeks.  Plus, the Southwest WI School and Community Demonstration Garden project exploded in a great way.

We were looking for 10 to 15 participating sites for this growing season.  There are a few still seeking admin approvals.  We will have between 25 to 30 participating sites. 

I have been really busy working to get them all up to speed to understand the project and get admin approvals.

I will be back to your questions and posting here by next Wednesday.

Oh yeah, another huge item that I should mention.  A marketing entrepreneur has approached me to work with him in the DeKalb, Ill and great Chicago area to start a landscaping business installing deep mulch food gardens in the area.  This is very exciting and was not in my to do list until early March.  We are looking to do installations and planted gardens for this growing season.  A pretty fast business start-up!!!

That's the news and where I have been.  I will be back mid-week. 

I have lots of questions to answer and some exciting events and gardens to tell you about.

Compost Happens,