The Smart Mules have been selected for the National Garden Association's $1000 community greening award. Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton presented the Smart Mules with their award at MemFIX:
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Memphis, hundreds of people crowded Cleveland Street for the first time in anybody's memory. They we're there for MemFI
Thanks for all the support everyone!
Awesome! Congratulations, guys. :)))
Congratulations to the Smart Mules!
Congratulations to Adam, Jovantae, Shaquille, Jarvis, Cortez and Rodrick! The Smart Mules have been awarded the National Garden Association grant to continue and improve their incredible work.
Stay tuned for more information about supporting this project, the Christian Brothers University garden, and the Memphis Urban Farm School!
Hey everybody! It's November 1st (time flies), and the period for sharing ideas and demonstrating support has now closed. Thank you for sharing your idea with the community.
The National Garden Association will announce the grant recipient at Memfix: Cleveland Street, a community event on Saturday, November 10th. Come out to Crosstown for a day of civic minded fun, and learn how you can support the winning project.
I agree with using grass clippings. I did this over the summer in my organic garden, and my plants responded well, and the grass clippings really minimized the weeds, too. There was far less maintenance than I had anticipated. Our garden area is roughly 550 SF.
We're pretty flexible, so we could use it for mulch or compost. As the 'blight' does it heaviest growing in the summer, it makes most sense to use it as a mulch. But we also use other items, like pre-existing compost and/or coffee bean bags, as mulch as well. The more material, the better! What's nice about the grass clippings in particular is that they are high in nitrogen, and generate a good bit of mycellium (fungus), which in turn gives vegetative plants greater access to nutrients!