Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. ~William Morris
Jes Robinson, April 19, 2017
We live in a modern, disposable culture. We know this. If you are here, it is because you also have come to the conclusion that there is a better way.
I come from a solid background in Civil Engineering and Construction, I know structures and the regulations surrounding them inside and out. The buildings our civilizations have been producing for the past 70 years are largely unsustainable and temporary. They take on illnesses and in some cases are wrought with inferior and untested materials. They are dependent on external services and are nearly barren of biodiversity. This extends to the area surrounding it, the garden.
It’s interesting to note that current thinking in organic farming is leading us back to a less sanitized reality. We now know that the methods of mass farming are seriously harming the environment. We know that by killing all but one species on a field, we are robbing ourselves of the bio-immunity healthy soils afford us. We know that protecting native landscaping is just as important to our own health as it is to the vibrant birds and wildlife our area is known for.
We also know that nature is incredibly resilient. In almost every instance it will adapt and begin to regrow. Our goal at Maison Adorant is to begin this process at a local level. Actively working in the community through various programs bringing farming education to urban kids and also approaching city officials to accommodate community gardens are upcoming projects for 2017.
In addition to residential commissions, we will also be approaching commercial spaces and community organizations with large parcels of open land to sponsor open garden propellor programs similar in origin to the Boston Fens. See here for more info on the longest running Victory Gardens in America. Through an atmosphere of sharing and food independence, we can build real communities of neighbors all loving the simple pleasures our abundant sunshine can bring.
Stay alert for more information designed to bring out the inner gardener in you, along with important updates regarding the quality of water and soils as well as the local insight and resources I find as I move along the Treasure Coast in search of new varieties of Florida Edibles.
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