Backyard Bounty Farm project

In order to be able to offer more hands-on experience in classes, I have adopted a small farm plot at the Bounty Farm in Petaluma for a demonstration garden. The plot will also feature raised beds, which will offer the Backyard Bounty program a model to show people stopping by the farm. The farm manager, Amy Rice-Jones, is lending me a plot where she has grown trombone squash in the past. The plot is roughly 40′ x 25′ and South-facing, so there is plenty of sun. Below are some photos of the plot. It will demonstrate techniques for edible gardening such as permaculture, container gardening, companion planting, composting, lasagna gardening, and the use of edible flowers.

small-scale farming

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