Tuesday, September 18, 2012
edible fruit forest
This weekend, we began planting our edible fruit forest at our community garden, designed in permaculture style. A food forest is a "designed and managed ecosystem" that "mimics the architecture and beneficial relationships between plants and animals found in a natural forest or other natural ecosystem." I am so excited to be building something that will hopefully be around for decades to come. It reminds me of the saying "The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now."
Our work day was casual and communal, lots of people sharing their time and skills to build something together. These work days are so energizing for me and remind me that great things can happen when a group of people work together for the same cause.
I'll be giving a more in-depth peek at our baby forest over at Peas and Justice later this week!