Ermineskin Cree Nation Permaculture Garden & Food Forest
Ermineskin Cree Nation Permaculture Garden & Food Forest
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Commenced:
01/05/2012
Submitted:
28/08/2012
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
PO Box 219, Hobbema, Alberta, CA
Phone:
(780) 585-3741
Website:
www.genesispermaculture.webstarts.com
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate





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Ermineskin Cree Nation Permaculture Garden & Food Forest

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Rural, Community, Demonstration, Educational

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Ermineskin Cree Nation Permaculture Garden and Food Forest

Project Description

My company, Genesis Permaculture was invited to design and implement a Permaculture Garden and Food Forest for the Ermineskin Cree Nation Beautification Program; Ermineskin is First Nations community located in central Alberta. The area was a 1.5 acre plot of land that had been utilized as the community garden. The Design included a raised bed garden and food forest to be developed on one of the garden plots - an area measuring 200' x 70'; Rainwater harvesting system to be located on both the south and north end of the garden; earthworks (not yet implemented) included a pond to be constructed on the south end of Garden A measuring approximately 30' x 20'' a swale dug on contour to run along both the west and the east side of the entire plot.

In Garden A we dug ditches on contour throughout the entire garden to create a bathtub effect when the rain fell, evenly distributing the water throughout the garden and then developed all of the raised beds; the ditches were then filled in with wood chips and soil amendments were added to all of the raised beds. Soil amendments included: Compost, organic blood and bone meal, dolomite rock dust for minerals and then all of the raised beds were planted with field pea along the sides to provide nitrogen, structure and a green manure.

The garden area was planted in a variety of both perennial and annual veg with the food forest planted with Apple, Pear, Apricot, A variety of plum and Cherry trees, Haskap Berry, Raspberry, Saskatoon, Gooseberry, Sea Buckthorn, May Day Trees, Aspen, Mountain Ash, Goji Berry, etc. and then inter-planted with pollinators and other beneficial plantings both ground cover and herbaceous plants. We planted comfrey in key areas around the food forest for bio-mass and green manure. The entire north end of the garden was planted with Jerusalem Artichoke and sunflower for Nitrogen fixing as well as to provide a wind barrier for the newly planted trees and shrubs. We also planted the three sisters (corn, bean and squash) and this was a very successful combination.

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