A few hours before Jackson Gillman and Pierre Giono tell the story of the Man Who Planted Hope–about a reclusive French tree planter–tomorrow, a handful of volunteers will help us plant some new trees here.
Several fruit trees will make a wavy line along the Northedge food forest, where we have already started some larger nut trees: shagbark hickory, chestnut, hazelnuts, and hardy almonds. A few more will make a second wavy line along the Southedge food forest, where we already have a mulberry, two apples, two hardy figs, and a pack of pawpaws. Connecting the food forests, along the pond and perennial stream, are goji berries, elderberries, black currants, and highbush blueberries. Throughout, we’ve started June-bearing strawberries as groundcover.
It’s hard to believe it was just two years ago we were brainstorming a permaculture site design–