I felt the tug to move beyond what I was cultivating in my tiny backyard garden in Keene, NH to gather inspiration from other permaculture* sites around the granite state (see “Edible Yards” article in Edible White Mountain Magazine – Spring 2010 issue).
I visited four sites in New Hampshire: D Acres in Dorchester, the 4-H Children’s Teaching Garden in Auburn, and two home sites in Barrington and Dover. At each location, I found a common vision for sharing the harvest – sharing both the edibles harvested and the knowledge gleaned – with family, friends and the broader community.
*Permaculture uses ecological principles to design and regenerate healthy, productive landscapes and communities. View Permaculture Principles.