welcome to the organic green doctor blog

i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

now is your chance

two of the goals of this blog is to raise awareness of
alzheimers and to encourage people to do organic gardening
now is your chance to do both next week
our silent auction at the reunion grille in cedar park 5:30-700pm
on september 4 2013

there is a 50 mile limit on this garden
thats 50 miles from the renion grille

i personally am excited
to be able to fulfill these two goals by building and installing
a four foot square raised garden for someone who
wins the bid for this garden

heres the ingredients
love for organic gardening
the need to encourage others to do it

i went to a local lumber yard and ordered 2 in x 12 in x 8 ft
cedar boards
i know by doing these several times that the foot width works much better
to hold moisture in and to provide more soil for the plants

in central texas they do better

here i the finished frame once the sawing and nailing was done

and added wire that separates it into 1 ft squares to make it easier to plant

then here is a side view which shows the depth of the frame
i will help prep the site by helping  you site the garden and prepare the
ground under the garden frame
it will look something like this without the composter
the ground will be scraped and dug out some
newspaper twigs cardboard will  be added at the bottom
to help cover up any weeds and to help hold moisture in the bottom of
the garden
worms will usually show up in large numbers eventually to eat the paper

i usually do a 1-2 foot border around the frame and cover it with mulch or
crushed rock

then we will add 1/2 cubic yard of the lady bug brand of hill country
garden soil
then on top of this we will add this stuff
this is lady bug brand square foot garden mix
it is about a 1/2 cu ft amount in these 4 large bags
it contains material organic of course to help the soil hold moisture

on top of this we add this stuff
this folks is what makes the garden work this top 2-3 inches of this lady bug
farm style compost
its the icing on the cake

then when we plant the garden well use cottonseed meal and worm castings to
give the plants a boost

then we give you a gift card to the natural gardener in austin to buy your plants

you will be surprised this fall what you can grow in here and all winter long
remember the fall garden is the best time to garden here in central texas
lettuces of several kinds
winter peas
swiss chard
asian greens

i want you to be successful with this garden

if you want this garden but cant be there that night we/you can arrange for
someone to bid for you that night
just contact me

remember to donate or join our team that night or
you can do it online at this site for the walk to end alzheimers on
september 28th 2013

the organicgreen doctor

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