Jul 28, 2010
Mandala Community Garden
This garden design emphasizes the use of soil space for
production and reduces the path area and bare soil.
Plots are intensely planted with diversity and polycultures.
Smaller individual plots are easier to maintain with field crops being reserved to the exterior. This design allows
for demonstration plots and techniques at the entrance.
Interim space between garden plots is reserved
for benefi cial insect habitat and nectory plants.
Crops are placed by required visits and harvest.
Space is conserved for specifi c crop types.
Watering regimes are combined.
Space used for paths is reduced.
Farmers may have multiple plots based on crops grown.
Permanent production zones are easier to access and maintain.
Rigid welded fencing reduces the use of posts in round design.
Fenced perimeter reduces predation.
Individual plot are also vegetated fenced to 3 feet high.
Established plants are hand watered. Spring sprinkler is provided
Micro-drip irrigation is encouraged
with access to main line along central path.