U-Bar availability

Keith Johnson keithdj at mindspring.com
Wed Feb 23 10:05:16 EST 2000


Basically a U-Bar Digger is used for loosening, aerating and generally tilling previously created
raised beds. The benefit of using them is that it "tills" without disturbing the soil profile like a
conventional tiller would.
Keith

Graham Burnett wrote:

> Thanks for the U Bar pic.... What's a U- Bar used for- looks very interesting, I've never heard of
> one before,
>
> Cheers,
>
> Graham Burnett
> 35 Rayleigh Avenue
> Westcliff On Sea
> Essex, UK
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>
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>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Keith Johnson
> To: permaculture
> Sent: 22 February 2000 22:18
> Subject: Re: U-Bar availability
>
> Peaceful Valley Farm Supply has a "Glaser Bio-fork" or broad fork with five 9 1/4" anodized steel
> tines on a 20" crossbar for $80US and has a website at www.groworganic.com and a tollfree number
> 1888-784-1722
> Here's a picture of it:
>
> Not the same as a "U-bar" digger but the same effect. I've seen the one you refer to, but don't
> know where to get it.
> Keith
> SEED PEACE wrote:
> Hark!
> Would anybody happen to know where one could purchase a Permaculture-style
> U-bar (i.e. with long, thin, curved, points) in Southern California and/or
> in Costa Rica?  I have been told that these are difficult to find because
> they are not shippable, and that I would have to get a smith to make one for
> me... is this true?  Please clarify... thank you.
> May Peace Prevail!
> -Marco
> p.s. anybody else reading this permalist from Southern California and/or
> Costa Rica, or anywhere in between? (i.e. Mexico, Central America...etc)
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