Sheet mulching / Lasagna gardening is Anti-Green Living
Last summer, I began to have some suspicions about the no-till sheet mulching sometimes called lasagna gardening. Not about whether its okay for the garden. But about what it means elsewhere.
The numbers I found were surprising as I put together and uploaded my new web page topic about lasagna gardening being anti-green. The practice is contrary to sustainable living in many regards. It made me more proud of having just generously mulched all these years and dealing with vegetation in a variety of other ways.
Its remarkable how much water, energy and oil use is increased when the putting paper down to just rot, causes new product to be manufactured. Plus the pollutants discharged into the air. Its the other side of the coin of sheet mulching. So the practice seems completely safe for home gardens, but has other consequences in our environment.
Apparently some cardboards can't be recycled and are okay for gardens. Those may be the best choices. Like greasy pizza boxes. Guess pizza is not too far from lasagna.
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M. D. Vaden of Oregon