[permaculture] Food forest on the rez

Darren Doherty darren at permaculture.biz
Fri May 20 14:31:27 EDT 2011


Can I suggest that as a low/no cost option for establishing this system that
you look at the following options:

A. Contact Common Vision <http://www.commonvision.org> who are already doing
the bus thing and are very fine people....plus their main game is planting
fruit trees en masse...
B. Look to sourcing cheap rootstocks and/or growing seedlings from locally
grown fruit trees and then doing some grafting...

If you are growing windbreaks then you have the time to do point B. until
such time as these get established. Sometimes in exposed/new sites its a
good idea to do a year's preparation of soils and sites before you plant:
that's our experience though of course you can, with capital and materials,
push the envelope....but the can is being rattled so perhaps a more
deliberate, high quality job can be done....

All the best,


On 20 May 2011 15:35, Cory Brennan <cory8570 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> We want to put a food forest on the rez (Pine Ridge Lakota reservation)
> this spring as a demonstration and propagation site, but we're also doing a
> large kitchen garden and some other projects that took up our budget, so we
> had put that idea aside - until someone made a Kickstarter video for us and
> it started raising funds. We got excited - we now feel we can do this!  We
> have the manpower and equipment to get the holes dug, windbreak trees in,
> swales put in, etc. We're planning a no-irrigation food forest that will be
> self-contained. We've been madly researching and want to experiment with a
> number of fruit species, using some microclimates to get them to grow in
> this relatively harsh climate. We are really excited about this because it
> is getting some interest and support on the rez and we think it will catch
> on. Along with the food forest will be youth tree planting events,
> education, outreach, etc. If we get enough funds we could get our
>  permaculture bus repaired and activated and take our show on the rez road.
>  Please consider supporting the project and forwarding to your friends!
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/olceri/pine-ridge-food-forest-growing-food-security-on-th?ref=live
> Mitakuye Oyasin,
> Cory Brennanfacebook.com/olcerifacebook.com/permacultureguild4olceri.org
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