Soil quality study needed

I have had to pour hundreds of dollars worth of compost and potting soil into my 12-foot by 16-foot garden.

Dear Editor:

In the past 15 years of living in Deer Ridge, I have had to pour hundreds of dollars worth of compost and potting soil into my 12-foot by 16-foot garden to enrich the earth enough to get patchy results at best.

My question to council:

1. Has there been a study done on how much a soil enrichment program would cost to bring the soil in the Bathurst Road area up to the same nutrient level as presently exists (without having to add anything) in the current Agricultural Land Reserve farmland?

2. What is the budget for this enrichment program?

Remember that even if you are growing pigs, they still need to eat and the type of grass that grows up there can barely sustain the deer.

One piece of land does not equal another piece of land: some pieces of land are more equal than others.

Anita Perry



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