An important part of our community vision is to grow (and eat!) lots of nutritious and delicious food at home. To foster this urban bounty, we have set aside significant portions of the site for food production.
Located in the northwest corner of the site, a 4,400sf garden area is primarily used to grow vegetables. This garden hosts a centralized compost facility for the community and has been divided into 16 garden plots, one for each unit. Any unit owners not interested in using their plots can either make them available to other residents or collectively explore the possibility of partnering with a local farmer for day-to-day management (likely in exchange for some portion of the crop).
We have also plant fruit trees, bushes and berry canes around the property, including an orchard area in the far northwest corner of the site and espalier fruit trees incorporated into low fences throughout the property. These are managed together, through monthly work parties.
Each household has front, side, and/or rear yards for individual kitchen and decorative gardens.
We anticipate bees, chickens and perhaps goats also living on the property, although we’re not yet sure whether they’ll be living in common areas or private yards.
We look forward to teaming up for seasonal fruit and veggie preservation parties at the common house or the garden sink on the edge of the shared garden area.