May 9, 2014

First Minneapolis Food Forest implemented May 17-18, 2014

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mochablue concierge said...

Can you tell us more on this project, funding, is it open to public etc

Daniel Halsey said...

The Meridian Bancroft forest garden is located at E. 38th St. and 12th Ave., South in Minneapolis. The forest garden is comprised of fruiting trees and shrubs, edible perennials, and ecologically supportive plant species. Polycultures and plant guilds are the main components in this forest garden. All trees are supplied with multiple nitrogen fixers and dynamic accumulator plants. Beneficial habitat and alternative for sources are provided for pollinators and pest predators. The garden is open to the public and also has seating for visitors. Funding for the installation was obtained by the Bancroft Neighborhood Association.

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