Loren Foster, founder of Columbus-based The Local Gardener Ohio, is helping bring Central Ohio a recently popularized technique in cultivation called a burlap sack garden. Repurposed coffee bags are stitched together in a shape that encompasses a rectangular bale of straw with soil added to the insides. The gardens have handles on each side for easy relocation, the soil in the straw requires far less water than a traditional in-ground garden, and there is little to no weeding necessary. The rustic contemporary aesthetic and comparative ease of maintenance provided by a burlap sack garden allows for application in residential or commercial settings. With minimal effort the owner can benefit from the technique ten months out of the year.
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