FOOD FOREST & COMPANION PLANTING IN BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA

I spent the first week of April, 2016 volunteering at Circle T Farms in Brooksville, Florida--a newly forming 10 acre Permaculture Farm which (among other features) will include a large market garden, education center, and Forest Garden. Since Circle T is still in its initial phases of design/implementation, I actually got to help plant some… Continue reading FOOD FOREST & COMPANION PLANTING IN BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA

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THE DAFFODIL: A FRUIT TREE COMPANION

Our second day at Blue Ridge Napping Institute was spent surrounding forest for wild daffodils, and then digging them up and transplanting them around the base of fruit trees in Tom's small orchard.  (Blue Ridge Napping Institute is Tom's North Carolina homestead and an artist retreat; work-trade volunteers help him maintain the property in exchange for… Continue reading THE DAFFODIL: A FRUIT TREE COMPANION

SCHOOLYARD PERMACULTURE

During the summer of 2015, I consulted with a non-profit organization in Central Florida that manages eight elementary schoolyard gardens.  Their mission:  " to eliminate poverty as a factor in educational success and diet-related health issues". In pursuit of this goal, volunteers and staff members provide students and their families with opportunities for hands-on learning in… Continue reading SCHOOLYARD PERMACULTURE