May 23, 2012
I've done lots of reading and putting some of that into practice. This year I'm bottom-lining introducing more forest gardening principles and plantings to our community garden in Flatbush. Also introducing native perennials in our apartment building's foundation plantings, helping form a wildlife corridor with the building across the street.
Urban permaculture, using native plants for soil remediation, rainwater uptake, improving air; where possible, introducing edible fruit/nut trees and shrubs in public areas, possibly thru grafting to ornamentals; best using city shade for people, insects, birds.
Propagation (seed saving, rooting cuttings, division); no-till gardening; composting; knowledge of the city's edible opportunists (weeds); shade perennial gardening. Some knowledge of plant guilds and multi-year succession planning.
Freegan, wild forager, gardener.