All year we've been withdrawing from our soil nutrient bank when we harvest and eat the tasty vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers that we grew. Now it's time to make a deposit so we don't go broke next year! Adding a well composted layer of horse manure (free of antibiotics and steroids) to our garden beds in the Fall is one of the ways we do this at the Ryan Street Community Garden. Then we top things off with a nice thick layer of straw to protect the soil through the winter. A perfect activity for a cool October day.