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NeighborSpace Soil and Compost Delivery Days Sign Up
Each year, many community gardens notice their raised beds getting "low," but don't need a whole dump truck of soil, as just a few cubic yards will do. NeighborSpace is excited to partner with Lake Street Landscape Supplies to offer discounted soil and compost delivery specifically for NeighborSpace gardens.

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE DETAILS BELOW, WHICH SHOULD ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS DELIVERY.
SCROLL DOWN TO GET TO FORM PART OF THIS DOCUMENT, BUT ****MAKE SURE TO READ DETAILS BELOW******.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
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1. Sign up for the correct date for your garden using this form by ***April 15th, 2017***.
2. Soil can only be ordered in 2 cubic yard pre-packaged totes. Each garden can order a maximum of 3 totes (i.e. up to 6 cy of compost/soil). 2 cy is around 18-20 large wheelbarrows of soil.
3. Gardens pay cost for soil as well as the refundable wooden pallet. (Deposit for each pallet is $15. Refunds will be made back to NeighborSpace when pallet(s) are returned to Lake Street. This refund will be credited to garden's fiscal account-no cash will be given on site).
4. This year, we are happy to offer a selection of soil and compost mixes. (See below for more information about each of these options.)
***Greenline (a veggie top soil mix) @ $135/ 2 cubic yard
***Rhizotopia (a soil-less mix with a higher compost ratio) @ $194/ 2 cubic yards
***Purple Cow Classic (pure leaf compost) @ $140/2 cubic yard
***Purple Cow Activated, a super-charged compost with worm castings and more @ 225/ per two cubic yards.
4. NeighborSpace pays for delivery (A $150 VALUE!).
5. Charges for soil will be administered through NeighborSpace, and can be taken directly from your garden's fiscal account. If you would like to set up a fiscal account or to make alternate payment arrangements, contact Sally Hamann | shamann@neighbor-space.org.

WHEN WILL THE SOIL BE DELIVERED?
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*April 22nd -- Gardens South of Lake Street
*April 29th -- Gardens North of Lake Street
For now, please keep the time between 8 am and 3 pm free to be on your site on your specific delivery day. As we identify our ideal routes, we will be able to give you a smaller delivery time window. Please have area and delivery route scouted out and prepared before driver arrives. (If you know you will need to remove a section of the fence, please do it BEFORE the driver arrives.) Prepare and clear area for pallets to be placed.
*May 13th- Lawndale Greening Network Gardens


WHAT SOIL/COMPOST IS OFFERED?
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Lake Street Landscapes will supply a range of mixes this year. FORMixes that can be planted straight into (do not need to be mixed into existing soil first):
***Greenline (a veggie top soil mix) @ $135/ 2 cubic yard
***Rhizotopia (a soil-less mix with a higher compost ratio) @ $194/ 2 cubic yards
Compost that needs to be mixed in to first four inches of existing garden soil before it can be planted into:
***Purple Cow Classic (pure leaf compost) @ $140/2 cubic yards
***Purple Cow Activated, a super-charged compost with worm castings and more @ $ 225/ 2 cubic yards.

PLEASE NOTE- YOU **CAN** ORDER 3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOIL/COMPOST IF YOU SIMPLY CHECK THE CORRECT BOXES ON THE FORMS BELOW BUT YOUR TOTAL *****MUST NOT EXCEED****** 3 totes total (6 cy). FOR EXAMPLE, YOU COULD ORDER ONE TOTE OF GREENLINE, ONE TOTE OF RHIZOTOPIA, AND ONE TOTE OF PURPLE COW CLASSIC.

HOW DO I CALCULATE THE AMOUNT OF SOIL OR COMPOST I NEED?
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You should calculate the volume of how much soil/compost you will need based on your the number of inches you are going to add. Here is a pretty good calculator for garden beds. http://www.gardeners.com/how-to/soil-calculator
Please note, if you are adding four inches to a bed already filled for the most part, you will want to calculate four inches depth, not the actual depth of your garden beds.
For example:
An empty bed 4ft wide by 8 ft long by 2 feet deep requires a little more than 2 cubic yards of soil to fill it.
A filled bed 4 ft wide by 8 ft long by 2 ft deep that simply needs to be topped off with a four inch layer of compost/soil requires about .39 cubic yard (a little over 1/3 cubic yard). So you could top off about 6 beds four inches with 2 cubic yards of soil/ compost.

HOW DO I MIX IN MY COMPOST?
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If you are mixing in COMPOST into the top of a pre-existing soil filled bed, the general rule of thumb is:
For 6 inch deep beds- Mix 1 inch layer of compost 2 inches deep.
For 12 inch deep beds- Mix 2 inch layer compost 4 inches deep.
For 18 inch deep beds- Mix 3 inch layer compost 6 inches deep.
For 24 inch deep beds- Mix 4 inch layer compost 8 inches deep.

For other questions about mixing in/ amending your soil with Purple Cow Compost, please also see video below, although this video is for mixing compost into soil in a wheelbarrow.


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