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PRAIRIE GARDENER: Fall leaves and garden debris make for excellent compost

Published 10/16/2011, Grand Forks Herald

When settlers moved into Dakota Territory back in the 1870s and ‘80s, they couldn’t believe the organic matter content of the soil. Crops grew at rapid rates and produced yields that were astonishing. After more than a century of cultivation, soils have lost some of their organic material, but we can replace it with compost.

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