Planting a New Plan
But shortly after moving in, BCS lost one of its gardens, which would have meant less produce for the families. Because the group helped us, and since our property gets plenty of sun, we decided to turn over the entire lot to growing produce for BCS families. We drew up a plan with as many beds as possible and, with a $500 budget and help from volunteers, transformed our weedy yard by "lasagna gardening." Instead of turning over the soil, you enrich it by layering manure, mulch, and straw on top; then you plant, which we did the very next day.