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Full Transformation

I’ll be uploading some of the gardens I helped design and implement with Planting Justice last Spring.  There are some really inspiring transformations.  This particular project was in Hercules, CA.  We built this annual garden, perennial food forest and grape arbor in three days!   Check it out!

 

Before we started

 

Plants!

 

We put in an asparagus patch, strawberry field, bean poles, tomatoes and over 20 fruit trees!

 

Mulching

We started by mulching paths and building a small retaining wall.

Annuals in the front

 

Finished First Section

 

Irrigation system and straw mulch

 

Gavin!

 

Setting Posts with Andrew

 

Kiwi and Grape Arbor

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Planting Justice and CitySown Team Up!

Exciting news!!

Planting Justice and CitySown are teaming up this Spring to grow plants.  This is an exciting collaboration and large shift in CitySown’s purpose:

Tree Tomato or Tamarillo

Imagine a table of tomato starts…  On the wooden table is a small placard describing Planting Justice a local non-profit that grew these particular varieties.  Large placards rate the plants’ edibility, medicinal value and give detailed growing instructions.  There are many varieties of tomatoes that fruit well in the bay area.  On the ground near the legs of the table is a flat of tomato trees for sale.

As a board member of Planting Justice and a full believer in the organization’s mission and business structure, we will be using my roof top nursery to produce starts for Planting Justice.  We will be starting to sell to local nurseries in the Bay Area.  CitySown will still list free available plants for local gardeners, but the site will primarily function as an informational hub for urban permaculturalists.

Two roof-tops are better than one!

Check out Planting Justice’s first rooftop garden

Look out for more information about this partnership soon!

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