The garden is lush and wonderful as fall moves in. Herbs galore, young fruit trees and berry bushes, root crops, some from the Andes, and annual greens of all kinds grow in soil that is getting prgressively richer as we add spent organic matter directly back into the soil.
The City gave us the lawn between Carmel and the garden, next to the fence of the multi-purpose field, and we have spent many happy hours creating new hugelkultur beds that are especially good at holding water in times of drought. A donated self-fertile avocado sits in this area as well, and it is exciting to imagine the place ten years from now when the trees have grown in and it truly is a forest of food.
Last week we harvested gallons of Jerusalem artichokes – please let us know if you would like some. Recipes follow below.
If you’d like to get involved with the Edible Landscape, please use the contact form on this website and we’ll let you know when our work parties are happening, and/or give you n opportunity to help with our weekly maintenance sessions.