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Old April 11, 2018   #1
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Default need help - old Organic Gardening Magazine

I hope some one can help me.

Years ago, it could have been in the 1980's, Organic Gardening Magazine had an article about a man in the Pacific North West who was of Asian decent and gardened in raised beds. I think the article has some pics of his garden..

any info would be helpful, my google skills and luck has run out

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raised beds with no wood or rock sides just shaped with a rake or such

simple trellis
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raised beds with no wood or rock sides just shaped with a rake or such
This is how it's done in many places, for example in Romania everyone I know does. One of the reason is tilling. You till and next year remake the beds. About 10cm high I guess, but you can make them taller (more work).
The tool you use is this: https://www.praktiker.ro/sapa-cu-coada.html
No idea how it's called in english, if there is an equivalent, it's used to manually cut the soil around plants, or before, to hill potatoes, etc. I hate that tool, it brings memories of backpain and blisters from when I was younger.
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Oh, sorry to hear that, zipcode.. We have such a gardening tool in Finland as well and it is indeed used to hill potatoes, to till the soil and to shape it.
As to the OP's dilemma, can you contact the magazine (if it still exists) and ask them to look into their archives for you?
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It may be more productive, if your interest is general (and you aren't trying to find a specific individual or detail), to look into Permacuture techniques!
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raised beds with no wood or rock sides just shaped with a rake or such

simple trellis
Do a search for bio-dynamic gardening, french intensive gardening, as well as Alan Chadwick. That looks to be similar to what you may be looking for. Below are a couple of links to Mother Earth News, one of which was from the 1980's. I have some Organic Gardening magazines from the 1980's but a little busy this time of year to go searching through them.

https://www.motherearthnews.com/orga...g-zmaz80jfzraw

https://www.motherearthnews.com/orga...g-zmaz84zloeck

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simple trellis

That's how my dad did his garden back in the 80's, in Chino Hills, California. No sides,
just the soil he mounded up. He had a really nice garden, made all his own compost.
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Useful looking tool, but can imagine the blisters! Like a cotton chopping hoe, heavy and handy, but dang, it could make your arms and shoulders tired fast.
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thanks to all and taking much of the advice given

alos during lunch break today i found peter chan and his books
i think the thing i remembered was about him
ordered one of his books this evening
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