Lasagna garden grows goodness

Farmington Hills neighbors have not only an organic garden… but an interesting one as well.

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Ingredients such as wet newspapers, compost and vegetation make up the recipe for the Greening Street Lasagna Garden.

It’s a small, 4-foot by 4-foot raised garden situated in a convenient spot in Fran Vallely’s yard, so her neighbors can stop by and check on it as they please.

The little garden, protected by a wooden base and wire fence, gets its name from the way in which its ingredients are assembled — in layers.

“We started with a layer of wet newspapers and alternated some dirt, compost, dry clippings and more layers of dirt and compost,” said Vallely.

It’s a group effort of neighbors Vallely, Mark and Rusty Farrell, Irene Kernicky; Mary Sitko; Shirley Perkins; Lorna Slenkai; Bette Austin and Jim Viazanko.

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