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Fruit Heritage Conservation Garden and Food Forest Project
Fruit Heritage Conservation Garden and Food Forest Project
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Gumusluk Academy Foundation, Gumusluk, Bodrum, Mugla, TR
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Fruit Heritage Conservation Garden and Food Forest Project

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Rural, Community

Project Summary

The aim of the project is to establish a food forest using permaculture techniques in order to preserve and disseminate traditional varieties of fruit identified within the framework of the “Traditional Fruits of Mugla: Cultural Heritage, Database and Conservation Project” (Fruit Heritage Project) undertaken between 2006 and 2010. Within this framework: • Traditional fruits will be disseminated through the propagation and sale of saplings. • Education and awareness-raising activities will be conducted on the subjects of fruit heritage, agricultural biodiversity and permaculture • Printed publications will be prepared on the subject • A conservation garden will be established that is open to the public for the promotion and sale of the traditional fruits grown within the project area as well as other local produce.

Project Description

As part of the Fruit Heritage Project, saplings from Traditional fruit varieties have been propagated intended to create a conservation garden.  From the many municipalities and NGO’s we got in contact with Gumusluk Academy agreed to share part of their land to set up the conservation garden. We’ve been offered less than half an acre of their 4 acre land which is much smaller than what we were looking for but it’s good enough for a start.

 The part of land we’ve been offered is covered in its natural vegetation which is mainly oak – Quercus pubens, wild pear – Pyrus amygdaliformis and many other useful and edible bushes and herbs.  We’ve planted 40 fruit trees of 38 traditional varieties among the existing vegetation along with useful native plants collected from the area. A watering system using water from the cesspool will be installed before the spring rains end.



Local fruit varieties found in the area

Previously researched traditional fruit varieties of the region

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