Much has changed at Peak/LOVJuice since our last posting in July
The growth of this food forest has exceeded our expectations and generated a lot of interest in town. Lucie and I have done a lot of edible garden work in lots of different landscapes, but this is our first complete landscape done all at once. For that reason and for one other reason it is unique. The other way in which it is unique is that it is our first urban landscape. Because this food forest was installed on the commercial property of a local business that is open to the public, anyone who wants to see this unusual landscape can come and walk through on any day. We also give free tours every other Friday at noon.
In our discussions about the rapid growth in this food forest we have offered these possible explanations: We installed the landscape all at once and with mycorrhizae, The plants like the carbon dioxide from the nearby intersection of two busy roadways, The wind from the throughway inspires the trees to spread roots in order to hold on, We had a very rainy summer, The dense planting style that we engaged favors rapid growth.
It is time for some fresh pics so you can see how the landscape has progressed. Click on the link in the first paragraph if you want to see the before pics from our July article.