Carolyn Walker’s Shade Garden is selling compost

Carolyn Walker’s Shade Garden is selling compost.  If you do not make your own compost and want some, you should contact the owner’s son immediately. But you have to pick up the bags.

Final Call for Compost:

Carolyn Walker’s sons, Matt and Alex, have a limited supply of beautifully sifted, fully decomposed compost available. Carolyn Walker never prepares a bed or plants a plant without adding some “black gold” (she says ” top soil and peat moss are a waste of money-they just don’t compare”). Her plants thrive without fertilizers and with minimal watering on their compost diet.

If you would like to place an order and can pick up during this weekend June 27th and June 28th, email Matt at When placing an order, please include your name, phone number, and the number of bags you want. Matt will confirm your order by email.

If you cannot pick up this weekend, want at least four bags, and wish to be placed on a waiting list, please let Matt know.

North Star Orchards included the following comments in their most recent newsletter:

“Don’t forget your vitamins! Well, in this case, organic matter (i.e. compost).

Our highly unscientific experiment this spring showed dramatic results. Daffodils grown on the ‘untreated’ poor overworked soil
our farm came with (photo on the left)….and daffodils grown just a few feet away in soil ‘treated’ to a heavy dose of well-made compost (photo on the right).

And that’s the same 12-inch ruler standing next to each bunch.

Yep…the compost thing really does make a difference.”



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