Another way to Gopher Proof

Gopher deterred by chicken wire – evenbetter to use hard ware cloth.


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.

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