Five Forager Forest Garden, Hopkington NH

by ned on August 8, 2010

The goal of this project is to create a foraging ground that increases food security for the clients while creating habitat niches and providing nectary resources to pollinating insects. Groundwork for the project commenced in Spring 2010 and the garden now includes a simple primary pathway loop, many species of fruit trees and shrubs (pawpaw, beach plum, elder, saskatoon) as well as a two types of hazelnut shrubs.

To increase infiltration and fertility on the steep, dry slope an on-contour swale was created that was then sown with inoculated clover. The pathway loop will ultimately contain a wildflower meadow and the above-swale slope will be heavily planted with new jersey tea and other drought-tolerant species.