Even small spaces have potential for tremendous impact. Our goal is to reintroduce native plant species that provide value in the form of nutrition, shade, healing, and beauty. Design in a way that maximizes inspiration while minimizing energy and resource input.
We want to learn and teach basic permaculture principles, traditional agriculture, design of communal space, and patience in planning.
Cliff of Green Hand Initiative
Eric and Alex of Graft
Bridget of Garden Juju Collective
Jesse of Starr Valley Farms
Marco of Great Lakes Deco Concete
Jacob and Dawn of Hope Church
Jim of Davey Tree
Erica and Alice of Organicalc
Mike and Andy of former Hamtown Farms
Michael, Amos, Samreen, Ashi, Salma, Maheen, Rayan, Fatimah, Tracy, Carson, Sal, Chris and all Volunteers
Dense Blazing Star
Fragrant Plantain Lily
White Sage Brush
After 4 break-ins to our tool shed, hopefully this box holds up better! It’s made trips in eastern Europe and all over South America. There’s even some Korean writing on the inside…if only walls could talk. Thanks to Dave from More Space Containers LLC for going above and beyond for us.
Shout out to Bridget of Resilient Spirals, who developed a one-of-a-kind card game called Adapt that guides players through an interactive process of designing the world of their dreams. We had laughed and had a great time while uncovering priorities and new ideas for our garden project.
Our new friend Marco from GreatLakesDecoConcrete.com spontaneously offered up tremendous community service. Word got around that we needed help moving around some heavy raised beds for the new garden layout. Thanks for your generosity and expertise Marco! Saved us time and our backs…
Huge thanks to Jesse from Starr Valley Farms for leading the build and workshop! The goal is for the neighborhood to continue feeding this custom vermicomposting bin (worm composting) all winter long, so black gold will be ready by spring.
As in-person classes are in flux, this custom garden table provides a simple way for youth to come into nature and back to learning. This was created from some salvaged material and with help of local artistry; it was a wonderful way for the community come together.
Thanks to Courage Church for the generous mulch donation and the neighborhood muscle. You can never have too much mulch!
Fiddlehead Ferns, Perennial Arugula and Celery, Serviceberry trees. Thanks to Mike for contributing your time, energy, and positivity on this awesome Saturday! We are a big step closer to the Permaculture Forest Farm…