• Organic edible garden planted using Biointensive techniques which:
    • Requires 67% to 88% less water than conventional agriculture.
    • Properly used, is capable of building up soil while growing food.
    • Grows a wide variety of crops, using only open-pollinated seeds.
    • Requires no petroleum or natural gas products; it is based on human energy and will still be productive when oil runs out.
    • Can produce high yields on small pieces of land with limited resource use, making it accessible to almost everyone who would like to grow food.
  • Biointensive techniques used:
    • Double-dug, raised beds
    • Composting food waste, chicken manure and crop residues
    • Intensive planting using triangular spacing to create living mulch
    • Companion planting in both time (crop rotation) and space (corn, beans and squash)
    • The use of open-pollinated seeds
    • A whole-system farming method

The garden is irrigated with high efficiency in-line emitter drip tubing using rainwater with city water backup. There will be some supplemental hand watering, especially of young crops.

Fruit trees and berries with specific varieties and three/four-in-one multi-grafted trees to create an extended harvest from June through October. Using semi-dwarf and dwarf rootstocks for easy harvest for children without the use of ladders or poles. All fruit trees are mulched for water conservation and weed management.

The Project