[permaculture] Food Forest in Iowa
huscularbeef at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 7 23:40:03 EDT 2002
We have planted the beginnings of a forest garden here in Fairfield Iowa.
We got about 90 fruit/nut plants in the ground the campus of Maharishi
University of Management. We had labour force of about 45 eighth graders
from Maharishi School, to whom I had been teaching permaculture design for
the previous week.
The plants we used include: Hardy Kiwis, Apples, Pears, Quinces, Aronia,
Akebia, Pecans, Serviceberry, Elderberry and Gooseberry. This
added to a previously established stand of Nanking Cherries, Chestnuts,
Hazelnuts and strawberries that we planted last year.
The Fairfield Ledger gave us their front cover and a photo. The shorter
online version is at: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?brd=1139
We have another 100 or so fruit trees to plant and I'm planning on
organising a planting party with the college students next weekend. If
anyone happens to be in Iowa, send me an email and come join the fun!
Much Love to All
P.S I have some Powerpoint Presentations on Guilds and Patterning that I
used for the classes I taught and I'd be happy to share them if there's some
place to upload them (how do I do this??). They look quite nice but bear in
mind that they were targetted to an eighth grade audience.
More information about the permaculture