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Garden Tours to Benefit Resilient Roots - July 13

July 13, 2024
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    • Dates: July 13, 2024
    • Location: Barnstable & Falmouth
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    #1 Harmony Haven: A Permaculture Food Forest Journey - West Barntsable

    Open for Tours: July 12 (Fri), July 13 (Sat), July 14 (Sun) from 10 am to 4 pm

    This enchanting food forest garden is a harmonious tapestry of edible delights nestled in vibrant mosses and greenery. As you wander through this sustainable oasis, you’ll discover a diverse ecosystem of fruit and nut trees gracefully intermingling with berry bushes, perennial vegetables, and herbs. Each plant plays a vital role in fostering a self-sustaining environment that mimics a natural forest’s biodiversity. Be captivated by the interplay of colors, textures, and fragrances as you explore the 24 raised beds behind the greenhouse. This gardener’s commitment to permaculture is evident in the lush layers of vegetation creating a bountiful feast for the senses.

    #2 Edible Sanctuary: Zen, Fruits, and Vegetables - Cotuit
    Open for Tours: July 13 (Sat) from 10 am to 4 pm

    Enjoy this organic garden transformed from a grassy lot into a set of unique spaces with distinct characteristics. The homeowners have created an edible landscape using companion planting principles. The design has both sunny and wooded areas. In the backyard, you’ll find edibles tucked into pockets of sun along flower beds. A stream and water feature draw visitors in, and a circular path leads to a shady corner for quiet contemplation. The focal point is the vegetable garden, which is lined with espaliered fruit trees, grapevines, nut trees, fruiting shrubs, and herbs. This garden offers inspiration to create your own edible sanctuary.

    #3 Veggies, Natives, and Rainwater - East Falmouth
    Open for Tours: July 6 (Sat), July 7 (Sun), July 13 (Sat), July 14 (Sun) from 10 am to 4 pm
    This relatively new garden aims to maximize both edible and native plants on a half-acre of land. Last year, the homeowners hosted a day-long Resilient Roots “permablitz” event of planting fruit trees, berries, and natives, and this will be the start of their second year. The design takes advantage of the yard’s topography to capture rainwater from the road and rooftops and “plant” it into garden beds. The owners have some in-progress projects as well as future plans to expand the gardens and water-capture landscaping. It’s a great opportunity to see early- to mid-stage garden development and to learn how to be creative with space.


    The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Resilient Roots. Rain or Shine. Price: $5 per garden.