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Podcast: The Importance of Woodchip with Ben Raskin

Nerd alert! This week’s guest is all about the “woodchip” as they say in Great Britain (“wood chips” for Americans). Ben Raskin is the head of horticulture and agroforestry at the Soil Association in the UK.

He’s also the author of The Woodchip Handbook: A Complete Guide for Farmers, Gardeners, and Landscapers. We chat about how to produce your own woodchip, what the heck are ramial wood chips??, and more.

Ben Raskin
Ben Raskin sits on the boards of the Organic Growers Alliance and the Community Supported Agriculture Network UK

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Gravetye Manor – Just the pictures alone are worth drooling over

ChipDrop – if you aren’t yet familiar with this free resource, learn about it here. Wanna see what 17 cubic yards of mulch from ChipDrop looks like? Check this out.

Want to grow mushrooms in wood chips? You’ll find that in his book. We’re going to try this approach at Gardenerd HQ.

Chard Ben Raskin
Chard grown under cover with woodchip mulch

Mulch is one of the most important inputs for your garden. Follow Ben’s lead and bring more woodchip into your life.

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