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Too much dog 'doo' closes Fargo's public garden

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FARGO — Organizers are shutting down a Fargo community garden for the year after finding out that some people were letting their dogs “fertilize” the soil over the winter.


There is a pervasive and false myth that doggie doo —which can be parasitic — is a viable plant fertilizer, said Cheryl Stetz, a community health educator with Fargo Cass Public Health.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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