Permaculture Garden Plan
As I spoke of previously, my mother lives on 7/8ths of an acre in Molalla. Adjacent to her property lies a newly constructed wetland/drainage site for the most recent suburban development (that went in after my mom moved there!).
The following list shows our brainstorm session of tasks that we need to accomplish. My mother has divided the yard into digestable segments.
Back Fence (East side)
1. Remove butterfly bushes.
2. Remove old climbing rose.
3. Remove weeds, amend soil, plant native plants.
4. Cut down dead/dying (plum relative?) trees.
5. Chip dead trees into mulch for soil.
6. Amend soil.
7. Plant Black Cottonwood.
8. Fertilize corkscrew willow bushes.
9. Barkdust/mulch area around corkscrew willows.
10. Finish constructing green house.
11. Build strawberry boxes.
12. Prepare garden bed.
13. Remove dirt pile next to garden.
14. Cut grass around blueberry boxes.
15. Create more coop room for chickens.
16. Order & set up rain barrels.
Yard – Back (N X NE corner)
1. Pick up junk scattered around the yard.
2. Dig around marianberries and re-string them up or change spot.
3. Mulch/fertilize marianberries.
4. Decide on compost pile location.
6. Amend soil around rusty trellis and plant.
Side (N X NW corner)
1. Create barrier to block view of annoying dog in neighbors yard.
2. Transplant climbing roses or compost them.
3. Dig a bio swale for wapato, cattails, bog cranberry, camas.
4. Kiwi Vine to go on childrens play structure.
5. Childrens garden in former play structure sandbox.
Front (W X SW Corner)
1. Spread out iris.
2. Fertilize trees and shrubs.
Keeping in mind subsistence, specifically, native plant subsistence, and also recognizing that things change, have changed, and that integrating non-native species into the land may prove more flowing with nature than fighting it, I have a list of desired plants I wish to cultivate here.
1. Salmon Berry
2. Salal Berry
3. Stinging Nettles
4. Red Huckleberry
5. Indian Plum
6. Bog cranberry
10. Black Cottonwood
Immediate Plan of Action:
1. Compost Pile
2. Purchase & plant kiwi vine.
3. Cut down portion of trees, chip, plant cottonwoods.
Show your support and appreciation for Urban Scout