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.
This publication provides basic advice on a wide range of gardening topics, including composting, container gardens, fall/winter gardens, fertilizing, insect pests, plant diseases, planting guidelines, raised beds, site selection, slugs, ...
Digging in the dirt gives youth a feeling of accomplishment
Try to imagine using garden tools out in the garden and yard if you couldn't see well.
There are probably few plants that are more strongly identified with this area or are held in greater affection than the madrone tree.
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