We are in the process of building of a Food Forest Garden at USM Portland! Forest gardening is based on Permaculture design principles, mimicking woodland ecosystems, which can provide food, medicine and fiber for humans as well as a habitat to support other species including our bee populations. This utilizes permaculture practices and is a sustainable, closed loop systems approach to gardening that rejuvenates ecosystems with minimal upkeep, and no chemicals or pesticides.
Stay tuned for more updates. The installation process takes a full seasonal cycle to be complete as we let nature do much of the work. We will be installing permanent educational signage soon. Please explore the garden and feel free to eat what you find ripening!