Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Slicing the Ground for Another 500-Tree Orchard
Just before the fall rains, the M.A. Center began implementing a second 500-tree orchard that they have been designing with Common Vision, Dr. Elaine Ingham, and Darren Doherty. The design calls for a 2 year soil building program before the trees are planted. After smoothing out the access to the new Lotus Pond Orchard, the area has been sliced on a keyline pattern to infiltrate every last drop of water that falls on the 3 acres. The area was seeded with clover and a soil building mix to fix nitrogen and add biomass to the soil.