n.melley

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Full Name
Nora
Member for
4 months 2 weeks
Mailing Address

1072 Almonesson Rd
Westville, NJ 08093
United States

Educational Background
BS in horticulture from Temple University, 2006
Volunteer Background
I teach vocational horticulture in Philadelphia, and have a half acre homestead in New Jersey
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
I like everything! Ok - maybe not okra
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Hand pollination
Seed-saving
Time Commitment
2-5 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
Big backyard (2501 - 10,000 sq. ft)
Soil Details
Top half of the property is sunny and mucky. I mostly grow in raised beds there. The bottom half of the property is sloped, sandy, and shady - going down to a tidal creek. It floods occasionally.

From the web soil survey
FrrB Freehold-Urban land complex, 0 to 5 percent slopes 0.5 56.9%
MamuAv Mannington-Nanticoke-Udorthents complex, 0 to 1 percent slopes, very frequently flooded 0.4 43.1%
Soil Type
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
Only backyard gardens
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
There is a community garden 1/2 mile away. There is a farmer who grows grains / hay right next to it.
Other relevant information
One boundary of our property is a tidal creek. We have occasional problems with rabbits and voles.