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Denver Berth Gardens
Denver Berth Gardens
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2815 S. Cook St., Denver, Colorado, US
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Amanda Macon Emily Goeke Marina Maillo Palma Michael Tiffe Sara Elbohy
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Denver Berth Gardens

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Urban, Residential, Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The work in-progress at this rental unit shall be left in place when I leave as food, medicine, and beauty for future tenants who appreciate such things, or wildlife habitat to those not privy or interested.

Project Description

When signing the original (2013) lease at my current rental house, I made it clear I intended to grow my own food and the landlord let me cut 9.25' x 11.75' garden from a dead and dying section of grass in the Southwest corner of the yard. This began with a few tomato and pepper plants stuck in bare, tilled soil (how a farmer would do it, of course!), with external fertilization input and pest control products every step of the way, all organic (of course!). I now know this to all have been destructive and counter-productive unless my goal is to work harder for less yield. I'm a quick study though, and site observations coupled with permaculture made too much sense, so within two years, I've managed to make continuous adjustments and locally-sourced additions, as well as drastically reducing wastes exiting the site. The resulting production will continue long after I am gone.


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