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Revitalizing Soil With Paper

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This article comes to us from Sandra Avant and the Agricultural Research Service. While it’s
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  1. Kirk Cunningham says:

    Sounds good, but what keeps the stuff from blowing away?

    • Kathy Voth says:

      Good question, Kirk. I added a link to the final report that describes how the paper was collected, pulverized and applied. They spread it and then disced it in. I also added a couple of pictures from that report showing vegetation regrowth. Thanks for helping me improve the piece.

  2. red says:

    Good thermal mulch. High carbon content. Easily available thru recyclers and the Boy Scouts, church paper drives. Good bedding that costs a few pennies a pound. Free bedding if you can find a hard copy publisher of newspapers, magazines, or books. Excellent for the kids’ fish worm project. Loosens tight soil, stabilizes sandy soils. Helps drought-proof sandy soil. If close to a company that shreds documents, they deliver it, free of charge. The list goes on.

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