Edible City is where I muse about urban gardening and share tips from my new book City Farmer

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pest Control

Sarah Elton (author of the new book Locavore) and I led a Jane's Walk yesterday (www.janeswalk.net), "Finding Free Food in the City," and 140 people showed up for it! Sarah and I both gave out free copies of our books to anyone who answered our skill-testing questions. E.g., what is a good (and legal, humane) way to get rid of raccoons and squirrels and keep them from eating your vegetable garden? One fellow said he collected all his shaved beard trimmings every day and sprinkled them in the garden to discourage critters.
[photo: Sarah Elton on left; me on right, with the blowhorn (note carrot earrings). Photo courtesy of Dennis Swartz and Jane's Walk]

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