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Fernwood Kitchen Garden
Fernwood Kitchen Garden
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Victoria, BC, CA
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

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Fernwood Kitchen Garden

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Project Summary

Intensive Kitchen Garden for a Community Centre that includes many perennial vegetables, espalier fruit and veggies beds.

Project Description

The goal of the pilot project was to convert 1800 square feet of ornamental gardens (currently maintained by the City) into a perennial and self-seeding annual food producing garden (which will be maintained by Fernwood NRG). This area is a highly visible, high traffic area that has the potential to actively engage community members on the value of local, nutritious food.

The plan involves using permaculture techniques to create a low-input system, while gaining the benefit of nutrient dense perennial food, and still maintaining a Kitchen Garden aesthetic.

The major strategies that will be employed are:

Permanent Pathways & Permanent Beds

- lower the risk of compacted soil by creating permanent beds
- maximize water storage through using wood chip pathways
- increased ease for harvesting and maintenance

Perennial Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs
- perennials require less maintenance, and water over time, while producing nutrient dense food every year
- a space to show-case unknown, and undervalued perennial food plants 

Raised Beds for Annual Food Production
-    raised beds
-    initial annual food installation





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Solara Goldwynn - Garden Manager 2015 season

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