DESERT HIVE FOOD FOREST
A non profit agriculture-centered initiative to physically & metaphorically green the desert through Biodynamic & Permaculture principles.
Earth Care - People Care - Fair Share
This Urban Property is a great lesson in efficient use of space. The back area we are working is on a hill allowing us to build swales to create garden beds and channel water into the level beds below. Our creativity and time has brought this place a long way in little time.
Our Suburban experience has allowed us the opportunity to research within an established orchard. We started the season by giving the trees an immune boost by amending the clay-based soil. Summer's end brought additions to the hen flock and digging of a pond.
We travel an hour from our town to work in the quiet desert among some 200 fruit trees. We have plenty of space with a greenhouse and plans to utilize stables for small working animals. This project provides endless opportunities in the shadows of giants.