Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Published: Food for the Hungry Works with Partner Organizations to Fight Poverty

I published “Food for the Hungry Works with Partner Organizations to Fight Poverty” on @Medium

Common Gardening Mistakes

A faith-based project consultant, former Young Life leader, and founder of the Veritas Forum, Kelly Kullberg focuses on exploring big questions in relation to biblical truths and Christian living in various institutions of higher learning across the U.S. In addition, she’s currently operates the website, where she posts short, inspiring Christian videos. Outside of work, Kelly
Kullberg enjoys gardening.

Gardening is a fun and simple way to create beautiful spaces and put food on the table. However, if you don’t know what you’re doing, gardening can be frustrating. The following are mistakes to avoid when gardening.

Mono Cropping. This is when similar plants are placed in a space without diversification or crop rotation, which can decrease the amount of nutrients available in the soil. Instead, rotate crops to enable the soil to replenish nutrients before replanting. A technique called companion planting pairs up specific plants, which also promotes soil diversity.

Lack of Soil Amendment. Unless you have loamy garden soil that consists of various kinds of soil, you should supplement your garden soil. For instance, heavy clay soils need extra sand and organic matter to reduce compaction. Sandy soils can benefit from additional compost or quality manure to improve moisture and nutrient levels.

Insufficient Spacing. Not properly spacing crops can limit your yield or kill the entire crop. Plants require sufficient space above ground to facilitate air and light circulation as well as space underground to ensure proper root growth. Seed packets contain information regarding how much space specific plants need. 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Game of Pickleball