During the summer of 2014 I was fortunate to be one of two workers hired on to apprentice the ways of Lindsay and Johann at their farm. I’ll be using subpages under this tab to highlight a few of the garden installation projects that we did together during the growing season, with information about the site-considerations, plant selections, and methodologies for each project. See the farm description and link to their website below for more info.
“General Description: Certified Organic, Permaculture, Forest Garden, 10 Acre Small Farm. Fields Without Fences forest garden in Frenchtown, NJ cultivates native fruits and small berries, specialty vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, and wild edibles within an innovative perennial design framework. Our certified organic small farm combines cultivation, ecological regeneration and habitat creation. Fields Without Fences follows a philosophy of deep ecology rooted in the functionality and balance of natural systems.”
“Educational Opportunities: Fields Without Fences enters its second full time growing season with four acres planted in perennial crops and an additional five acres under development this season. Apprentices work directly with farmers and learn from the experiences of a developing commercial food forest system. Planting, harvesting, and maintenance tasks will comprise the farm day to day. Projects will include; pond expansion and establishment, tree planting, and light building projects. Apprentices will have the opportunity to visit other local farms throughout the growing season and learn about diverse local operations.” -From the website: fieldswithoutfences.org
See The “Fields Without Fences” tab under the “Permaculture Design Portfolio” heading to view some of the installation projects we did over the course of the season.