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Urban Forest
Urban Forest
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Urban Forest

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Urban, Community, Educational

Project Summary

Forest Gardening in general has three main intentions; to produce high yields of food and other materials; to create a self maintaining resilient garden and also to promote healthy ecosystems. It is the art and science of putting plants together in woodland patterns that forge mutually beneficial relationships. In this project we aim to be guided by the ethics and principles of Permaculture, emulating nature and working in harmony with the will of the land itself. Permaculture as a movement has most of the knowledge, tools and resources that we need to create a healthy regenerative society, which is not only the growing of crops, but the discovery of new ways of thinking, seeing, acting and being in the world. By working in harmony with natural rhythms and cycles we can take our place in kinship with nature and each other as opposed to our present position of the exploitation and destruction of the natural world. We believe the garden is a key to the transformation of the social fabric of the City and County which has the potential to bring meaning and integrity to our arts, culture and food systems. We advocate for the development and support of innovative cultural and community food initiatives that support right livelihoods, seek improvements in our food systems, that restores and nurtures the earth and demonstrates equitable access to quality local organic food.

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