We’ve just completed a fall inventory of edible, medicinal and insectory plants at LongGreenHouse done in the last week of September 2011. In fall 2008, this .42 acre site was mostly lawn with two apple trees, a silver maple, highbush blueberry and some ornamentals.
Under the guidance of Charles and Julia Yelton (Permaculture Instructors), UMaine professors Joline Blais (New Media), gkisedtanamoogk (Native American Studies), Cheryl Robertson (Education), Emily Markides (Peace Studies), and Miigam’agan (Mi’kmaq Clan Mother), and Debby Bell-Smith (Director of the Wassookeag School), and with grad students William Giordano, and Julian Epps, as well as a small crew of Still Water journeypersonsthe site is currently a lush edible landscape full of perennials, herbs, fruit and nut trees, berries and medicines.
A whole community of multiage learners from inside and outside the university gathered to generate this abundance in the soil and the ecosystem from UMaine classes, to Permaculture workshops, to the Wassookeag Schoolchildren.
See gallery of plants in this inventory.