Its already the end of June, for us in Boodaville this means high temperatures, close to no rain and a lot of work. But that is a good thing. And the best thing this year must be to be able to watch the Boodaville food forest thrive in these harsh conditions. It has been an absolute joy to watch it grow and be able to harvest. We are aware that we are only reaping the fruits planted by the ones before us. Without the amazing design of Kate and the brave volunteers of Youth In Permaculture last April the Food Forest would not be here right now. So now seems like a good time to look back at a successful week in which the next phase off the food forest started. Because permaculture is among so many other things about sharing, we want to share a little about the process leading to Let´s Regenerate and the week itself.
The tale of the food forest starts in October 2016. During 2016, 2017 and 2018, also known as the first phase. Paths were outlined and the first tree donuts were a fact. A key component was learning by observation which gave us a lot of information. So we arrive in April 2019. All the ingredients are in Boodaville; all the information gathered over the years, a piece of land where multiple regenerating practice have taken place, Kate’s design and a group of passionate volunteers.
The idea behind the design is to create guilds. These are families of plants that support each other.
If you are interested in knowing more about the desing check out the design report:
Let’s regenerate took place in seven days. Seven days of hard work, planting trees, working together and fun!
We want to again thank everyone involved!