East Winston Permaculture Design Group Project Fall 2013

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Information about East Winston Permaculture Design Group Project Fall 2013

Published on December 4, 2013

Author: weareallfarmers

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Final Permaculture Design Certificate Course project for the fall 2013 We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute PDC. We Are All Farmers' PDCs focus on sites in need and permaculture design certificate students devised designs and plans for this site themselves, using Bill Mollison's Permaculture, A Designer's Manual, as a guide. The design represents the cumulation of their work on understanding the principles of permaculture designs and the techniques, but even more importantly, serves as a chance to work together as community, pro bono, within the community with a real design client. This hard “we” work is essential for creating permanent and regenerative culture, and that is the hard work of creating and sustaining local and regional community.

In brief, people are the “culture” part of permaculture. “Permanent” is the goal of the technical practices. A culture of one is not a culture just as technical practices do not make permanent culture.
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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

Plant Guilds

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 almw113@gmail.com; 828-675-5557 •KD jbogam@gmail.com; 443-928-3293 •Lindsey: lindseynicolegood@gmail.com; 681-945-5545 •Randal: r_pfleger@hotmail.com; 828-242-1094 •Mike: mmastry@gmail.com; 727-439-8848

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