Students, adults work together on community garden

St. Paul students were getting down and dirty Friday morning.
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May 2, 2011

St. Paul students were getting down and dirty Friday morning.

As a class project, the students were working on a community garden behind the Catholic Charities building at 34 Woodlawn Ave.

Two of the students, Isaac Livengood and Kevin Rospert, were out front with Jim Stevenson preparing a special mixture of soil for a "Square Foot Gardening" project.

Square-foot Gardening is a technique of intensive planting developed by a retired civil engineer, Mel Bartholomew in the 1970s. He describes the technique in his book, "Square Foot Gardening," as "a system of laying out, planting and maintaining a productive, attractive garden in any amount of space. The garden is based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, with single seeds or plants placed in carefully determined spacings," Bartholomew said on his website.

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