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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Jennifer Follestad!!!

Jennifer Follestad (#6468) has received a certificate of achievement in Make it Easy for earning a Beginner Level In the Garden Merit Badge!

β€œI used saplings we had to cut down from under our power lines and bamboo that I had on hand and twine to build the trellis. I shoved some longer and thicker sapling trunks into the ground and used the bamboo as cross beams and then wove twine through out the trellis. For the bean teepees, I used more bamboo and twine.


I think it turned out pretty well. All structures are sturdy and stable. The trellis will be used for cucumbers, and since I usually grow bush beans, I’m using the bean teepees for peas to climb on.”

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Great idea Jennifer to use what was on your farm to build the garden structures! Your garden looks very nicely laid out and I hope you have a successful growing season.

  2. Cindi says:

    Congratulations Jennifer! That’s what I like to see ~ how to take everyday items and put them to good use. Especially in the garden. Gardening, like many other things, has become very expensive if you follow the suggestions of many nurseries and garden shops ~ pea fences, cucumber trellises (or any pole or trellis!), cages, containers… the list can make your head spin and empties the wallet. Excellent trellis idea. I hope to see more photos of your progress as you move to the next level πŸ™‚

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