Finally, the time came to put all of the garden tools away in the garage for the first time since I started the project last year. We felt ready for the garden tour.
Backing up a bit, the word spread about the straw bale kitchen garden. I was contacted by a reporter for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson to explain more about it. Since Bisbee is a popular destination for Tucsonans and vice versa, many events are shared between the two communities despite the 90 miles that separate us. To my delight a picture and a quote about my humble straw bale garden experiment was included in the article describing the garden tour event. The curiosity about this relatively novel approach to gardening grew beyond the notice of my immediate neighbors.
Links for further reading:
Forbes: With California Prop Defeated, GMO Labeling Proponents Look to Farm Bill
Praireland Herbs: Plantain
The Bisbee Chamber of Commerce: The Bisbee Bloomers
Arizona Daily Star: 3 tours may spark ideas for your yard
Sierra Vista Herald: Bisbee Bloomers Garden Tour