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The Edgewood Gardens by Our Fertile Earth

Watch our first public site grow from the ground up!
by

Dennis Decker

on 9 October 2014

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Transcript of The Edgewood Gardens by Our Fertile Earth

the
best
we can do
for our food?
fertilizers, fossil fuels
We have used
abundant
resources
vacant soil
pollinators, pest predators
natural tillers
bio-active plant food
of our
knowledge
and before we are done, we will push the
boundaries
further and deeper
than you or I
have seen before.
.
of what we
understand
about
food
and
freedom
Is
this
hormones, antibiotics
Have you ever
asked
yourself:
herbicides, pesticides
We have,
and we found a
better
answer.
polycultures, plant guilds
healthy soils, healthy plants
permanent systems,
stable food production
natural fertilizers,
natural pest control
regenerative pastures
has
partnered
with
to create...
The
Edgewood
Gardens

a permaculture food park
for the residents of
and the surrounding neighborhood.
the Florida
Christian
Apartments
Sundale
Manor
Maybe you'd like to know
How we built it?

slow-release
organic fertilizers

soil builders
deep mulched paths for:
in ground water storage
humus-rich soil
fungi-friendly habitat
We designed a
stable
natural system
tree guild plantings for:
sun protection and water conservation
companion plant benefits
increased food production
perennial varieties for:
beneficial insect habitat
less long-term maintenance
soil repair and humus building
intensive raised beds for:
food variety and abundance
pollinator-friendly flowers
seasonal succession plantings
We bring
people
together to share knowledge
Jon Jessup
Dennis Decker
Our Fertile Earth leadership team
and residents
local volunteers
and that's how we've
transformed
this empty space:
into a
beautiful,
living
community treasure.
"Great," you may say, "
what next
?"
We're
glad
you asked.
All of this is only the
beginning
for
the
Edgewood Gardens
has become
a sunny place to practice yoga
a local source for excellent food
a beautiful park to rest in and rejuvenate the soul
for
a classroom and laboratory
the
Edgewood Gardens

is
and a jumping off point
a productive market garden
for a network of similar gardens around Jacksonville.
Like what you see?
Learn more:
www.Our
Fertile
Earth.org

www.facebook.com/Florida
Christian
Center

http://www.fl
christian
center.org/

www.facebook.com/Our
Fertile
Earth

Want
more
info?

productive,
Stephanie Hughes
Hava Villaverde

Chad Craft
Melanie Carr
Mary Tuttle
Brent Reynolds
XYZ
ZYX
XYZ
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