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Mesa Harmony Garden
Mesa Harmony Garden
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500 Dolores Drive, Santa Barbara, CA, US
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Andre Garcia Benjamin Lining Clay Wade II Hugh Kelly Josh Noland Matthew Donati Nick Valencia Tom Mosakowski
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Mesa Harmony Garden

Project Type

Urban, Community, Philanthropic aid, Demonstration

Project Summary

Mesa Harmony Garden is a non-profit project run by volunteers, which has transformed a once desolate and unused piece of land into a community food forest. With over 120 fruit trees on 2/3 acre, along with raised beds, this is a demonstration garden, and the produce is donated to our local Foodbank. Volunteers work together in the garden every Saturday morning, and educational events are held monthly.

Project Description

A community food forest growing fresh local food for donation to our Food Bank and demonstration sustainable urban foodscaping.

We will make every effort to provide the most maintenance free system aspossible; and a system which uses as few resources as possible....water, peopleand money.

Visionfor the Mesa Harmony Garden …

Tocreate and maintain a food forest:

- asa community resource serving residents in need through the Santa BarbaraFoodbank Backyard Bounty program;

- asa living educational resource, and a demonstration of Permaculture and Organicprinciples applied to sustainable urban food production;

- tohelp build self-reliance and a resilient local community.


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