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Skunk Hollow Community Garden: A Chemical-Free Zone

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Skunk Hollow Community Garden

Founded in 2012, Skunk Hollow allows Radnor residents to grow pesticide-free vegetables for family and friends in a township park next to the Willows. Members learn to choose disease-resistant varieties, improve watering techniques, and safely eliminate insects without chemicals. Meanwhile, herb and perennial gardens draw beneficial insects.

green initiatives: Gardening techniques that benefit bees, and the use of wood mulch to keep down weeds.

local bragging rights: Skunk Hollow has become a living laboratory for school-age children and volunteers. Each Saturday from early July through Labor Day, gardeners gather vegetables to deliver to Philabundance.

green dream: That Skunk Hollow will serve as a model for other townships to develop similar programs that offer fresh, pesticide-free vegetables. 

contact: www.skunkhollow.org.

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