The park is looking great, and this Wednesday evening we’ll be celebrating all our hard work with a potluck. Bring a dish to pass and get ready- this event will feature a short work session putting in strawberry plants (which will also be available for participants to take home for free) followed by a special presentation on the Apios americana by Dr. Gautam Bhattacharya, who will also be donating several of these plants for an experimental garden plot in the park. We’re really excited about this- the Apios, sometimes known as “potato bean,” is a native perennial vine that seems like a perfect permaculture crop. After that we’ll break out the picnic blankets and eat! This is a great chance to take in the park and learn about new plantings if you haven’t been over in a while, and we’re also hoping to gather your input and ideas for the next phase of the project’s development.
More about Apios americana-
The permaculture park project is located in Conley park, which is on Alice Miller Way between the Sciencenter and the old Neighborhood Pride building. If you live nearby, please consider cooking your dish-to-pass (and other meals!) with ingredients from the park. We’ve got a lot of things ripe right now, including lettuce, sorrel, chives, onions, garlic, yokatta-na (a leafy green similar to bok choy,) and serviceberries.
4:30- work session, planting strawberries and mulching. Extra plants available for free!
5:30- Apios americana presentation & planting with Dr. Gautam Bhattacharya
6:30- Potluck dinner
info and updates available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/351979634952091/