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www.warren-wilson.edu/~garden/Doc_and_Dan.php

 

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NATURAL SCIENCE SEMINAR RESEARCH PAPER

Soil-management history as a factor in  Mexican Bean Beetle preference for String Bean plants

Agriculture Lime as a control for Leafcutter ants in San Pedro Colombia, Belize


 

 


 

GARDEN FEATURES

Composting

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WWC composts all of the food scrapes collected from Gladfelter Cafeteria and Cowpie Cafe.  The recycling crew collects the compost and processes it through the Greendrum, a rotating drum compost digester, which breaks down the food into organic material.  The final product of the compost is highly nutritious organic matter ready to be mixed into the beds and fields or used as mulch.

WWC Bees

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WWC garden has an apiary, that provides the garden's crops an important source of pollinators. The bees also produce a good amount of honey that is for sale at the WWC garden markets and the WWC herb crew winter sale. If you are interested in raising bees, contact your local beekeeping chapter for apiary vendors and educational oppportunities. Buncombe County's beekeeping chapter has their own bee school.  All members of the bee crew have attended and benefited greatly from the program and highly recommends anyone interested should attend.  For more information look at www.wncbees.org.

Chicken Tractor

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The chicken tractor is a movable chicken coop with no bottom that provides the chicken with access to fresh pastures, bugs, weeds and seeds.  This provides a symbiotic relationship because in turn, the fields benefit from pest management, fertilization and aeration of the soil.

Hoop Houses

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We have two long hoop houses,  to grow spinach and mixed greens as a season extension which stretches the growing season from November to March. The hoophouses were constructed and continued to be mantained by students.

Green House

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The 34 x 80 structure allows the garden to extend the growing season by 5 monthes to grow kale, chard, basil, kolrabi and beets. The temperture is mantained between 65-70 degrees, regulated by a gas heater and an electric fan.