So what natural product, found at the Market, helps rid your garden of both slugs and cat waste? Hazelnut shells, available for several years now from David Bantz, who sells under the name “He Sells These Shells.” David says he’s sold over 1.3million pounds of shells in his five years in business — and notes that in addition to the large bags of shells, he also sells 4-lb bags of squirrel food. The hazelnut shells make an attractive ground cover and mulch, helping keep moisture (remember when we used to have moisture that fell from the sky?) in the soil and suppress weeds. They can also be used in place of crushed rock for making a garden path. Visit David’s website for more ideas on uses that you might make of the shells in your garden — or just stop by and chat with him this Sunday!