May 24, 2010

Charter School Garden an Orchard Design

This June we will install the Great River School Orchard and Vegetable Garden.
 The designs integrates annual gardens, perennial fruits shrubs and trees with teaching space and rotational planting. A large swale circulates rain water and diverts it to ground storage within the plant beds. Poylcultures of supporting plants are interplanted throughout the space. Trap crops catch insect pests and habitat for beneficial insects increases pest predators.
 

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Permaculture and Polyculture Consulting and Design

Permaculture and Polyculture Consulting and Design
Getting to know your property, the plants you have and those you can grow, is a fulfilling endeavor. With most I am the steward of the land. I give them good soil biology and they do the rest. If I group them in cohesive plant communities, they respond with greater yields. If I encourage the micro-organisms (Fungus and bacteria) , the roots obsorb more nutrients making a pest and disease resistant plant. A stronger plant that gives us more organic food and takes less energy.

A Ten Acre Farm Transformed to an Edible Forest Garden

A Ten Acre Farm Transformed to an Edible Forest Garden
Self Renewing Fertility, Soil Building, Water Catchment, Tea Trail Swale, Erosion Control and Native American Medicinals