Published on December 4, 2013
East Winston Community Garden: A Permaculture Perspective Design Team KD Jang, Randal Pfleger, Lindsey Good, Alexia Witcombe, Michael Mastry
East Winston Garden Design Goals • Education • Community • Health • Beauty • Production
Goals of our presentation: • Introduce new concepts / have different perspective • Inspire with concrete results • Share resources/next steps • Encourage people to eat whole food/real food
Design Team Recommendations •Access •Beauty •Border and Edge Habitats •Soil Building •Education and Community Engagement •Garden Master Plan and Approach
Access: Clearly Defined Entrances, Paths, and Garden Plots
Brook Street Entrance • Parking • Recreation Area • Storage Shed • Compost
Basic Layout Idea • Access - Walking Paths • Swales - On contour • Beds
Raised Bed Gardens • Wheelchair Accessible • Disabled Friendly • Senior Friendly • Child Friendly
Reimagining a Community Garden
with keyhole garden beds and weheelchair accessible paths.
Beauty: Drawing People In
Interplanting Flowers Bushes Trees Vegetables
Border and Edge Habitats Fruit Trees Along Back Edge, Berries and Flowers Along Front Slope
Soil Building Cover Crops • Fix Nitrogen • Prevent Soil Erosion • Till Naturally • Encourage Beneficial Insects • Capture Water
•Trap Moisture •Prevent Erosion
Clean the soil of heavy metals or chemicals Sunflowers •Arsenic Kale, Broccoli, and other Brassicas •Lead
Education and Community Engagement Making an inviting space for all ages
Signs help kids and adults navigate the garden and identify plants
Themed Gardens Sensory Garden or Five Senses Garden •Smell - Rosemary •Taste - Mint •Touch - Lamb’s Ear •Hear - Strawflower •See - Nasturtium
Herb Spiral Simple, Beautiful, Beneficial Engages all ages, provides wonderful herbs for cooking or medicine, and it can also be a great Sensory Garden
Pizza Garden Salsa Garden
Medicinal Herb Garden Quilt Garden
Garden Layout Idea • Berry Bushes • Fruit Trees • Swales/Contour • Themed Gardens • Raised Beds • Walking Paths
General Garden Management •Does the garden have a mission, vision, values statement(s)? •Does the garden have any formal policies? And/or who makes decisions and how? •Does the garden have any long-term plans or is there a planning and/or evaluation process?
Program Collaborators/Partners •Mt. Zion Church •Rebecca's store •Latch Key, Inc. •Cleveland Homes •Cooperative Extension •We Are All Farmer’s Permaculture Institute
Our Design Team •Alexia firstname.lastname@example.org; 828-675-5557 •KD email@example.com; 443-928-3293 •Lindsey: firstname.lastname@example.org; 681-945-5545 •Randal: email@example.com; 828-242-1094 •Mike: firstname.lastname@example.org; 727-439-8848
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