Edible Forest Gardening

Edible Forest Gardening

I just wanted to give an update on this Edible Forest Gardening workshop I attended that was given by David Jacke. Thursday we listened to a wonderful talk... I found out that he was giving a 3 day practicum on a local eco-village house site in the city. I jumped at the chance.. I could only attend 2 out of the 3 days.. and they were split up between study and outdoor experiental learning. We went out onto the property which was still currently under construction (energy efficient rehab). We studied the ecolgy of the region. It is in Price Hill in Cincnnati and is very hilly. We have a very clayey soil and we learned to examine the patterns and pay attention to the area around us. What are the patterns in the growth. How many "layers" of biomass are there? (Soil to canopy), what recent disturbances to the area have occured... etc... It was a good way to look at the surrounding ecoysytem in a new way. THe 1st day we looked at the soil structure. On the 2nd day we planted persimmons and chestnut trees. The other day that I could not attend they planted edible perennials. When I find the time I will try and post some of these pictures. It was really a crash course for me... I have 2 thick text books that I still have yet to finish reading. Peace Caelidh
UFO

UFO

* tulips *

* tulips *

whats happening to my zucchini plant?

whats happening to my zucchini plant?

Colors bleeding in wash…

Colors bleeding in wash…

My Olla Experiment

My Olla Experiment

Pictures of a red sunflower.

Pictures of a red sunflower.