At the end of April, FUN transplanted the beginnings of a strawberry patch on the side of a hill at First Christian Church. These 60 plants are the start of FUN’s First Food Forest.
From design to inception,
the planning phase of a food forest takes time. It is important to observe the native
ecosystem, to determine which plants thrive and how they interact throughout
the growing season. To best understand the site you must scrutinize the soil,
the climate, the water movement, the wildlife, the topography. Site surveys
have been completed every 2 weeks from the start of spring and will continue to
the end of fall.
|Strawberry Patch at FCC|
As FUN introduces food producing plants into the ecosystem we will have done our research, giving the plants the opportunity to flourish year after year and become a vital part of the vegetation. Food Forests are sustainable, regenerative sources of food.
Here’s to strawberry fields forever!