Framed or mounded, raised beds give plant roots the space they need
Keeping a worm farm is an easy project
By tapping nutrients from bedrock, red alder trees play a key role in healthy forest ecosystems.
Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.
Gardening in raised beds has been a common practice for centuries. "Raised" means the soil level in the bed is higher than its surrounding, and "bed" implies it is small enough to work from the walkways.
Forest owners in Lane County can potentially use their properties to help mitigate the problems caused by an excess of carbon in the atmosphere.