A win-win: U-pick pumpkin farms recycle urban leaves

The Hack: Don’t have enough leaves to make your own mulch?  Get them in bulk from your local municipal waste management.

“…The scientists noted the benefits of the research to both farmers and taxpayers, stating; “Small farm operators near urban areas can apply autumn leaves collected from municipal shade trees to help maintain attractive fields, maintain suitable soil conditions for consumers, improve the cleanliness of u-pick pumpkins, and improve overall soil health with the addition of organic matter to the soil.” And municipalities seeking environmentally safe and cost-effective methods of leaf disposal can work with u-pick pumpkin operators to create solutions that work for producers, local governments, and consumers. …”

A win-win: U-pick pumpkin farms recycle urban leaves.

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