In 2015 we are planning another mini food forest using a little different model. Last year's mini food forest was designed to look very natural, with clover and low growing plants for ground cover. Our next plan is to grow an edible gathering area for the neighbors. It will feature seating, a shelter/bus stop, and, of course, edible landscape. The Neighborhood Gateway Project's concept is to make the garden more welcoming to the neighbors across the street that can walk over and visit. It sits right on the bus line, so it can double as a bus stop. It will have a small garden area, several permanent fruit trees and berry bushes. We are referring to it as the Gateway because, as you pass through the shelter, a path will lead under a grape arbor and direct people to the larger, open garden. Thanks to a grant fromMemorial Community Health Enhancement, (supporting this, more welcome attractions, and the Youth Camp) the project will start early spring 2015!
Hi, my name is Mitch. I am the Unity Gardens Manager. I am a Purdue Master Gardener and teach many of the gardening classes. I also manage the LaSalle Square Garden, and maintain the website, blog and newsletter.