University Farm’s Sarah Warner shares gardening benefits of using cinder blocks

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ParadeSarah Warner, greenhouse manager at the Case Western Reserve University Farm, discussed using cinder blocks in a perennial medicinal raised bed. “Cinder blocks are easy to come by, especially on Facebook Marketplace or other free websites or applications,” she said. “This is an excellent and achievable bed for any homeowner or renter. The cinder blocks do a great job of keeping the soil and mulch inside the structure and can prevent the spreading of plants.”