In an area that is under-served in terms of the availability of healthy food and green space, Urban Patch developed the Park Garden. We have been working with the neighborhood development corporation, MFCDC, and a community garden group, Fall Creek Gardens, to ensure that our project works well with other efforts in the community, and we are positive the project will be a success.
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The garden uses permaculture ‘guilds’ with fruit trees and bushes, as well as native plant species. As it matures, the garden will provide a more naturalized and informal setting while also providing for food and beautification in the community. While most of the garden will be planted with upper-story fruit trees, lower-story bushes and vines, and ground cover and native plants, there will also be a small low-mow green “front yard” space for passive use and gatherings.
The garden will be primarily an educational garden; we will encourage our friends and neighbors to use this garden as a learning tool for growing healthy food and also as a forum for community interaction. Those with the interest can take what they learn to their own yards (patches) or other larger-scale community gardens in the city to produce food for their families and neighbors.
Phase 1 Planting Plan: