My dear friend Sarah Councell, who is the care taker of Albuquerque Academy’s Bear Canyon experiential site, has a number of raised bed vegetable gardens. She has been battling thieves! So she takes extra-ordinary measures to guard against them. Her system seems to be working – exclusion fences. Exclusion is more humane and more considerate of the ecosystem ideal of allowing all the members of the community – gopher and humans – to co-exist. Our DOT garden is just too big to use exclusion, so we have had to trap. More on gopher trapping in a future blog.
Check out Sarah’s instructions on how to build an exclusion fence so that her overwintering crops can grow unmolested.