The ecovillage has several different types of gardens and several programs to manage them. About one third of our garden space is dedicated to individual garden plots where each gardener manages their own space. The other two thirds are split between the group managed gardens and fruit trees, berry patches, and grapes.

Gardening is an important center of community activity. We meet our fellow residents as well as neighbors from the greater community in the gardens. The beauty of the gardens as well as the sense of accomplishment raising our own food and creating beautiful spaces is a source of inspiration.

  • 46 individual garden plots
  • Shared community garden space for our group gardens project
  • Fruit orchard (53 fruit trees), including cherries, pears, plumbs, persimmon, paw paws, peaches, walnuts, hazelnuts, figs, and quince
  • about 400 lineal feet of grape vines
  • berry patches: 34 blueberries bushes, about 100 lineal feet of raspberries, about 80 lineal feet of Marion berries, and several thornless blackberries
  • bamboo microforestry project, with about 350 lineal feet of 3 varieties of bamboo, including Gold Timber
  • Garden tool shed & tools
  • Multiple ornamental gardens: japanese, native plants, hummingbird, butterfly
  • Rain gardens and wetlands
  • Forest garden, modeled after the food forest concept
  • Greenhouse

We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough? – Wendell Berry