We recently heard from Laurel Amabile at The Mountain, author of the successfully Faithify-ed project, “A Food Forest for Environmental Justice” which raised nearly $4,500! Here’s how the project is progressing:
Here is what our Many Hands Peace Farm team have been doing to develop the Food Forest over the past 1 1/2 years and expand our produce and product offerings:
The Many Hands Peace Farm team at The Mountain used Faithify funding and other donations to plant a variety of fruit, nut and berry bushes, including: Pears, Cranberries, Blueberries, Wineberries, Paw Paws, Juneberries, Rosa Rugosa, Gooseberry, Grapes, Hazelnuts, Chickasaw Plums. With the developing Food Forest and enhanced landscaping, we have been offering farm tours and foraging dinners for Mountain guests, campers, and local visitors.
We have expanded our product line to include 3 new teas, pork rinds, and a new salve with the help of a dehydrator to dry the berries and ingredients. We donated a number of Black Locust posts to the Highlands Greenway for landscaping and hosted an EcoForum on wild spring edibles at the UU Fellowship in Franklin, NC.
A recent Many Hands Peace Farm e-newsletter can also be viewed at this link: https://conta.cc/2KpNIBB
There are a great number of photos of the farm and food forest found on the Many Hands Peace Farm Facebook.