Jacksonville is getting its first public permaculture food park. Our Fertile Earth broke ground on Saturday, June 1st at the Edgewood Gardens. In partnership with Brent Reynolds, Director of the Florida Christian Center, local permaculture enthusiasts are turning a half-acre lot into a food park for the residents of Sundale Manor and the Florida Christian Apartments.
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Our Fertile Earth is a non-profit permaculture group dedicated to community education, urban revitalization and job creation through the sustainable stewardship of local food parks. They’re building a network of urban permaculture sites on empty lots in Jacksonville. Our Fertile Earth sites grow organic fruits and vegetables which are sold at local markets.
Volunteers watch permaculture demonstrations then participate in on-site design implementation and learn how to garden from skilled and certified permaculturists. They give time-banked volunteer hours and receive organic produce and hands-on education in trade. Short on time? As little as a four hour contribution can begin your entry into the skills required to grow your own food and create a self-sustaining, beautiful ecosystem.
Our Fertile Earth is a great way to get some exercise, meet new friends and reduce your carbon footprint while learning permaculture techniques from the experts. Their motto… Come Grow With Us