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220 Gateway Ln, Glendale, Oregon, US
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Posted by Eric McCool about 9 years ago

A look at the food forest, which has changed quite a bit over the last two and half years.

Gateway Gardens is a complex project, with much of the work being in the realm of dreaming and networking.  As we forge local alliances and undertake collaborative endeavors towards food production, we continue to expand the food production of Gateway.

We've held three food forest workshops over two and a half years, with strong local attendance and a wide variety of plants to put in, thanks to Charlotte.  At each workshop more fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and herbs went in the ground.

During the first workshop we put up a fence and installed a watering system.  During the second we expanded the area of the food forest, almost doubling it.  For the third workshop we filled in areas unused, battling many weeds and laying lots of cardboard and mulch down.  We also began to install pathways and create more defined beds. 

Overall, I think the food forest is looking quite healthy.  Some things haven't made it, and the weeds seem intent on burying everything that hasn't already grown up past about six feet.  Still, it looks a lot more like a food forest now than it ever has.

Many things are already producing, and we were lucky to have lots of plums already growing in this area.  We've eaten cranberries, gooseberries, currants, raspberries, and strawberries as well.

 

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