This public commons in Washington Park is planted for food, medicine, wildlife habitat, craft material and storm water mitigation. It is open every day and is used for education both historic and modern. The public is invited to participate in open volunteer days and permaculture classes use the gardens for training. Forage, medicinal herbs, dye plants and other uses are layered onto the beauty of the naturalized plantings. A new program is allowing Caregivers to plant the Farm garden as they mind their young charges. Butterfly species have risen from zero to nine as the landscape becomes ever more dynamic.
Seeking folks to help design, install and maintain public forest gardens or 'orchard islands' around Northampton and beyond. All skill levels welcome.
Permaculture Homestead with diversified uses such as edible forest garden, annual gardens, terraces, rotational chicken grazing/forage, woodland management, rainwater collection/cistern, home renovation, compost toilet. Small commercial kiwi vineyard in development.
We are a shared homestead of 4 permaculture designers, 1 midwife, 1 solar engineer, and 2 children. We grow and forage about 1/3 of our food through annual + perennial vegetables + fruits, chickens and eggs. We share a two-family, 6-bedroom house with 8 people, so we practice a lot of social permaculture and non-violent communication. The Perch is on an island in the Kwanitekw ("Connecticut") River just south of the Great Falls, where 100,000+ native peoples from all over the northeast would gather each May + June for the salmon, shad and lampreys to run. Our place is suburban, […]
- Design Services
- Annual vegetable gardening
- Food Forest / Edible Forest Garden
- Perennial vegetable gardeing
- Medicinal Plants
- Coppice / Pollard
- Rain / Butterfly garden
- Social Permaculture
- Mushroom Cultivation
- Renewable Energy
- Solar PV / Solar Hot Water
- Primitive Skills / Nature-based mentoring
- Meat Livestock
Geodesic dome greenhouse containing a year-round aquaponics system.