Herschberger Permaculture garden/Community Garden Park Forest/Naperville Project

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  • Property extends to far shrubs.
  • Permaculture principles include mimicking nature. Example: the veins of leaves.
  • Sheet mulching(covering the grass) includes soil, manure, straw, and compost. Paths are wood chips.
  • PERMACULTURE means planting PERENNIAL FOOD SOURCES to decrease annual labor and provide effortless fresh food.
  • Provides food for any wildlife and fresh organic food.
  • This garden has expanded tremendously and its success has echoed through communities.
  • Herschberger Permaculture garden/Community Garden Park Forest/Naperville Project

    1. 1. PERMACULTURE PROJECT Herschberger: Peotone, Illinois “From Food Desert to Food Forest”
    2. 2. PERMACULTURE • the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. • originally referred to "permanent agriculture" BENEFITS Permaculture design allows us to improve the quality and productivity of our individual lives, our society and our environment. It means we can eat healthy food and live in healthy communities. We can increase yields, reduce or stop pollution, reduce energy consumption and turn our ecological impact from a negative to a positive.
    3. 3. Backyard: Food Desert 2006
    4. 4. LAY OUT DESIGN
    5. 5. SHEET MULCHING = Less labor!
    6. 6. Adding seeds to start vegetables and other plants for first season harvest.
    7. 7. An EDIBLE ECOLOGICAL garden.
    8. 8. Grapes, lettuces, arugula, greens, spinach, asparagus, herbs, peppers, and more!
    9. 9. Delphinium in chamomile garden
    10. 10. GREENS!
    11. 11. Herb Garden
    12. 12. Ripening Blackberries & Raspberries
    13. 13. Raspberries
    14. 14. Red Currants: Jam/Pies!
    15. 15. Peaches
    16. 16. Guess!
    17. 17. Concord Grapes
    18. 18. Blueberries
    19. 19. Mustard Greens
    20. 20. St. Irenaeus Community Garden Park Forest, Illinois
    21. 21. St. Irenaeus Community Garden Park Forest, Illinois
    22. 22. COMMUNITY GARDENS: BENEFITS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Improves the quality of life for people in the garden Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development Stimulates Social Interaction Encourages Self-Reliance Beautifies Neighborhoods Produces Nutritious Food Reduces Family Food Budgets Conserves Resources Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education Reduces Crime Preserves Green Space Creates income opportunities and economic development Reduces city heat from streets and parking lots Provides opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections
    23. 23. Permaculture Project Naperville, Illinois
    24. 24. Permaculture Project Naperville, Illinois

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