This year, we are continuing to channel our collective creativity to Permaculturify our PSU Orchard. Located at 12th and Montgomery, the Orchard has approximately 40 species of edible fruiting vegetation. This year, we are hope to plant a number of medicinal and support specis varieties to diversify the Orchard micro-ecology and make it an abundant forest garden. Given that we are committed to social and ecological design, we are hoping to establish these new plants in a labyrinth pattern to increase the Permaculture "edge" between human and non-human species use at the site.
We will be working in beloved student green spaces including:
The Grazing Gardens, Dialogue Dome, & Cob Oven
(aka Hearth Hub): SW Harrison and Park/ South side of Smith Union
The Community Orchard and Garden: SW 12th and Montgomery
As stewards over these areas our goal is nurture them and make a beautiful place for all people, animals, plants, and as wide of a community as possible. We hope you'll join us as we converge over regenerating our ecological, social, cultural and economic communities!
PSU VBC 2013
Read more about last year's projects on our 2013 Project Description page or view a snapshot of the festivities below.
*Featured Speaker* Jenny Pell from Seattle's Beacon Food Forest.
Fri May 24
Blessing Ceremony: 9 - 10 am @ NASCC
Clay & Paints with kids:10 am - 12 pm @ Grazing Gardens!
Sun 26, Wed 29, Fri 31: PSU's SEED Cart
This drawing by Oran Stainbrook is a vision for a greenhouse constructed out of plastic bottles that will be constructed in the Oak Savanna
Sat May 25 and Sun June 2
Net & Pan Microswaling Irrigation System
@ PSU's Community Orchard!
Mon 27, Tue 28, Thu 30: Cob Repair
Cob Cottage-trained natural builder Jorie Kennedy will lead us in a 3-day workshop on earthen plaster removal and re-application. Don't miss the opportunity to learn how to care for your cob!